Click image to zoom

Download this image
Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Weddell seal on the beach at Cape Evans

Overview

Creator: Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
Nov 1911 - Mar 1912
Materials: 
Carbon print
Dimensions: 
44.4 x 60.2 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580017
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1914
Description:

Photograph of a Weddell seal lying in the centre of the foreground surrounded by snow and ice.

This is a peaceful and contemplative scene, showing a Weddell seal basking in the sunlight. These seals are not usually found alone, as they live in groups on the ice. They are, however, easily approached by humans as they are naturally gentle and unthreatened by the presence of man.

Further details

Category: 
Photographs