Presented to King George V, 1914
Henry Bowers, Edward Wilson and Apsley Cherry-Garrard are shown shortly before departing for Cape Crozier in search of Emperor penguin eggs. Between 27 June and 1 August, the trio endured extreme weather conditions and winter darkness as they crossed Ross Island and then returned, having collected three eggs. Cherry-Garrard famously described it as ’the worst journey in the world’.
Silver bromide print
43.7 x 61 cm