Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935)
Grotto in an iceberg 5 Jan 1911
Carbon print | RCIN 2580016
Photograph of the "Terra Nova" seen from inside a grotto that was formed by an iceberg as it turned over, carrying a large floe which froze onto it. Both Ponting and Scott were struck by the colours of the ice inside this ice grotto; they were a rich mix of blues, purples and greens. Ponting thought that this photograph, framing the Terra Nova, was one of his best.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1914
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Grotto in an iceberg. [The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913 / photographs by H.G. Ponting, F.R.G.S.].