Grotto in an iceberg

5 January 1911

Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914


This photograph of an ice grotto shows the same location as the adjacent image, but the two photographs were taken almost a year apart. Both Ponting and Scott were struck by the colours of the ice inside the 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.

Carbon print

74.6 x 53.8 cm

RCIN 2580016