'Terra Nova' stranded in ice
'The "Terra Nova" icebound. Photograph by
Herbert G Ponting'.
Herbert Ponting's photo shows the ship of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1913 stranded in Antarctic ice.
Pointing was the first man to film in Antarctica, recording the expedition on his kinematograph.
He saw himself as a 'camera artist', and had an exceptional talent for composition.
He has left an extraordinarily vivid record of the expedition.
Ponting's photos were reproduced in 'With Scott to the Pole: the Terra Nova expedition 1910-1914', published by Bloomsbury in 2004. [NLS shelfmark: GB/A.3812(10)] This book featured in our display on 'Scott's last expedition', which ran from 12 January to 25 March 2012.