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Penguin with an Antarctic explorer, 1911

Penguin with an Antarctic explorer, 1911

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SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Penguin with an Antarctic explorer. Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) being handled by British Royal Navy lieutenant Henry Rennick (1881-1914) on 9 February 1911 during the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). In the background is the hut at the Cape Evans base camp. Also known as the Terra Nova Expedition, the primary expedition objectives were scientific including studies of penguins. Led by Scott, a shore party of 33 (Rennick was part of the ship's party) 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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