A weathered iceberg

29 December 1911

Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914


The expedition named prominent icebergs to help with travel and navigation. This berg, known as the Church Berg, was photographed several times by Ponting over the course of a year. He often included figures to provide a sense of scale. Here, the individual on the right is Anton Omelchenko, the groom, who had been responsible for purchasing the Siberian ponies.

Carbon print

57.2 x 74 cm

Blindstamp, H.G. Ponting Copyright

RCIN 2580032