Weddell seal about to dive, Cape Evans

15 March 1911

Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914


The Weddell seal is named after the navigator James Weddell (1787-1834) who discovered the species in the course of his various Antarctic expeditions. The seal is only found in Antarctica. It can stay under water for up to an hour, reaching depths of around 2,000 feet (600m).

Carbon print

43 x 60.1 cm

RCIN 2580006