The freezing of the sea

April 1911

Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914


This view, looking from Cape Evans towards Cape Barne on Ross Island, shows the moment when the sea began to freeze. The men would have realised that they could no longer leave Antarctica. Once winter began, no ships would be able to reach them to bring in supplies or to take anyone out.

Carbon print

74.6 x 58.1 cm

RCIN 2580013