Antarctic penguins and iceberg, 1911

Antarctic penguins and iceberg, 1911

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Caption: Antarctic penguins and iceberg. Group of Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) on coastal ice with a large tablar iceberg in the background. Photograph obtained on 13 February 1911 at Cape Royds, Antarctica, during the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). Also known as the Terra Nova Expedition, the primary expedition objectives were scientific and included expeditions to study and photograph penguins. Led by Robert Falcon Scott, a shore party of 33 spent two seasons exploring on and around the Ross Ice Shelf. Scott and four others died in 1912 returning from their journey to the South Pole. Photographed by Herbert George Ponting.

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