Seal research in Antarctica, 1911

Seal research in Antarctica, 1911

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Caption: Seal research in Antarctica. Antarctic exploration crew members Frederick Hooper (1891-1955) and Dimitri Geroff with a Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddelli). 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 wildlife. 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 in March 1911 by Herbert George Ponting.

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