The Glad Eye

November 1911-March 1912

Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914


Penguins have always fascinated Antarctic explorers because of their unusual appearance and comical expressions. Ponting took well over 100 photographs of the Adélie and Emperor penguins he encountered. The 'Glad Eye' became popular as a postcard image.

Silver bromide print

45.7 x 33.5 cm