Furrows of Frozen Spray

March 1911

Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914


In early March, Ponting made a number of photographs of the ice furrows that formed at Cape Evans after a blizzard. Ponting wrote, ‘The spray from the waves … had frozen into very beautiful forms: ice furrows, as though the ice had been turned over by a gigantic plough’ (from The Great White South, 1922).

Silver bromide print

43.5 x 61.1

RCIN 2580033