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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Tabular iceberg off Cape Royds

Overview

Creator: Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
13 Feb 1911
Materials: 
Carbon print
Dimensions: 
58.4 x 73.2 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580019
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1914
Description:

Photograph of a group of eleven Adélie Penguins standing at the edge of the ice pack. In the background is an iceberg floating in the sea.

Cape Royds - named after Charles Royds, the meteorologist on the Discovery expedition (1901-04) - is the point on Ross Island where Shackleton’s team had built their hut in 1908. It is not far north of Cape Evans where Scott established his team’s hut at the beginning of 1911.

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