The Terra Nova at the ice foot, Cape Evans taken by Herbert Ponting
The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton & Antarctic Photography

Emperor penguin and chick

'The weirdest bird's-nesting expedition that has ever been', Part 1

What connects a penguin in 1902, and three men posing in the Polar dark of 1911?

In these two short talks, Royal Collection curator Emma Stuart explores the extreme limits to which men will go in the name of science.

Emperor Penguin and chick by Reginald Skelton, 1902, RCIN 1090464, plate 56