Adelie penguins in Antarctica, 1911

Adelie penguins in Antarctica, 1911

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Caption: Adelie penguins in Antarctica. Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) standing on ice by coastal waters with a tabular iceberg in the background. Photograph obtained in 1911 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 at Cape Royds on 13 February 1911 by Herbert George Ponting.

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