Weddell seal on the beach at Cape Evans

November 1911-March 1912

Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914


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.

Carbon print

44.4 x 60.2 cm

Blindstamp, H.G. Ponting Copyright

RCIN 2580017