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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Grotto in an iceberg

Overview

Creator: Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
5 Jan 1911
Materials: 
Carbon print
Dimensions: 
74.6 x 53.8 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580016
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1914
Description:

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.

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Photographs