The Terra Nova at the ice foot, Cape Evans taken by Herbert Ponting
The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton & Antarctic Photography

The freezing of the sea

'A lovely symphony in blue and green', Part 2

In the second of these three short talks, Royal Collection curator Sophie Gordon, briefly considers this atmospheric photograph which captured the moment the sea began to freeze, cutting the men off in Antarctica for the winter.

Herbert Ponting, The Freezing of the Sea, April 1911, RCIN 2580013