Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935)
Grotto in an iceberg 5 Jan 1911
Carbon print | 74.6 x 53.8 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2580016
Photograph of the "Terra Nova" seen from inside a grotto that was formed by an iceberg as it turned over, carrying a large floe which froze onto it. Both Ponting and Scott were struck by the colours of the ice inside this ice grotto; they were a rich mix of blues, purples and greens. Ponting thought that this photograph, framing the Terra Nova, was one of his best.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1914
Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
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