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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

End of the Barne Glacier

Overview

Creator: Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
1911
Materials: 
Carbon print
Dimensions: 
75.6 x 53.6 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580015
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1914
Description:

Photograph of a sledge team comprising two men with their dogs pictured underneath an overhanging glacier.

The Barne Glacier runs down from the volcano Mount Erebus towards the west coast of Ross Island, ending between Cape Royds and Cape Evans (where Scott’s hut was based). Its vast size and location meant it became the subject of many dramatic photographs by Ponting. Here the ice towers over two men and their dog team as they wait for the photographer to finish.

Further details

Category: 
Photographs