Ice table in Antarctica, 1911

Ice table in Antarctica, 1911

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Credit: SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Ice table in Antarctica. Expedition member in Antarctica standing next to a boulder which is balanced on a block of ice. This photograph was obtained in 1911 during the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). Also known as the Terra Nova Expedition, the primary expedition objectives were scientific. From the main base at Cape Evans, expeditions took place to a range of different locations. 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 one of the expedition geologists Frank Debenham.

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