Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935)
The Terra Nova in a gale Mar 1912
Carbon print | RCIN 2580002
Photograph of four men hoisting the main sail, amidships of the "Terra Nova". Photograph taken from the rigging next to poop deck After transporting Scott and his team in late 1910, Terra Nova left Antarctica in February 1911, returning in January 1912 with much-needed supplies. The ship had to leave again before she was frozen in, so on 3 March Terra Nova departed, leaving a small group behind who were waiting for Scott to return from the South Pole. Ponting made this image on the journey back to New Zealand.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1914
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The Terra Nova in a gale. [The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913 / photographs by H.G. Ponting, F.R.G.S.].