Midnight in the Antarctic summer

30 January 1911

Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914


In the middle of the Antarctic summer, the sun does not set and it is visible continually throughout the 24-hour cycle. The closer one is to the Pole, the more days of continuous sunlight there will be. Here Ponting has photographed the sun breaking through the clouds at midnight.

Carbon print

53 x 74.5 cm

RCIN 2580010