Terra Nova Antarctic dogs, 1911

Terra Nova Antarctic dogs, 1911

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Credit: SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Terra Nova Antarctic dogs. Dogs and crew members on the Terra Nova arriving at Antarctica in 1911 during the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). A total of 34 dogs were taken on the Terra Nova (31 Siberian, two Eskimo and one New Zealand collie). The Terra Nova arrived in Antarctica on 4 January 1911. Also known as the Terra Nova Expedition, the primary expedition objectives were scientific. 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 on 3 January 1911 by Herbert George Ponting.

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