Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935)
The Stony Stare Nov 1911Mar 1912
Silver bromide print | RCIN 2580025
Photograph of a single Adélie penguin. 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 'Stony Stare' became popular as a postcard image.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1914
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The "Stony stare". [The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913 / photographs by H.G. Ponting, F.R.G.S.].