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Antarctic Collection

"Exploring the Untamed Beauty: A Glimpse into Antarctica's Rich History" The Apollo 17 photograph of the whole earth showcases the mesmerizing view of Antarctica

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Plans of the Terra Nova ship

Plans of the Terra Nova ship
Diagram showing the layour of the Terra Nova ship from the expedition to the Antarctic 1910-13 Date: 1910

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Apollo 17 photograph of whole earth

Apollo 17 photograph of whole earth
Home planet. Classic photograph of the Earth, taken from Apollo 17 as it made its way to the Moon in December 1972. The continent of Africa fills the upper left quadrant, with Arabia at top centre

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Captain Robert Falcon Scott - Frys Cocoa Advert

Captain Robert Falcon Scott - Frys Cocoa Advert
Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912), the English naval commander and explorer. A Captain in the Royal Navy, Scott led a number of expeditions to the Antarctic

Background imageAntarctic Collection: The Endurance

The Endurance
A cutaway view of the Endurance, the flagship of Ernest Shackletons Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, which began in 1914. Encountering pack ice, the ship became icebound in January 1915

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Oronce Fines world map, 1531

Oronce Fines world map, 1531
Oronce Fines world map. Map of the worlds northern and southern hemispheres by the French mathematician and cartographer Oronce Fine (1494-1555)

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Emperor Penguins, Aptenodytes forsteri, chick being brooded, Weddell Sea, Antarctica

Emperor Penguins, Aptenodytes forsteri, chick being brooded, Weddell Sea, Antarctica

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Captain Scott in his workshop on board Terra Nova

Captain Scott in his workshop on board Terra Nova
Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868 - 1912), British polar explorer and leader of the ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1912, pictured in his work room on board the Terra Nova

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Emperor Penguin - adults with chicks. Snow hill island - Antarctica

Emperor Penguin - adults with chicks. Snow hill island - Antarctica
WAT-11386 Emperor Penguin - adults with chicks Snow Hill Island, Antarctica Aptenodytes forsteri M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Sledging, 1911, (1913). Artist: Edward Wilson

Sledging, 1911, (1913). Artist: Edward Wilson
Sledging, 1911, (1913). The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) left London on 1 June 1910 bound for the South Pole

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Shackleton Portrait

Shackleton Portrait
ERNEST SHACKLETON Naval officer and explorer of the Antarctic. Date: 1874 - 1922

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Antarctica CH 23 © Clem Haagner / ARDEA LONDON

Antarctica CH 23 © Clem Haagner / ARDEA LONDON
CH-23 ANTARCTICA Glacier Paradise Bay Clem Haagner Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Emperor Penguin - adults with chick. Snow hill island - Antarctica

Emperor Penguin - adults with chick. Snow hill island - Antarctica
WAT-11388 Emperor Penguin - adults with chick Snow Hill Island, Antarctica Aptenodytes forsteri M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Amundsens Tent at the South Pole, January 1912, (1913). Artist: Henry Bowers

Amundsens Tent at the South Pole, January 1912, (1913). Artist: Henry Bowers
Amundsens Tent at the South Pole, January 1912, (1913). Expedition leader Captain Robert F Scott (1868-1912), Dr Edward Wilson (1872-1912) and Petty Officer Edgar Evans (1876-1912)

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, polar explorer

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, polar explorer
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874 - 1922), Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer. Seen here at the age of 40 in windproof garments

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Sir Ernest Shackleton and others, Antarctic

Sir Ernest Shackleton and others, Antarctic
Sir Ernest Shackleton and three members of a polar exploration party, photographed within 111 miles of the South Pole in 1907-9 on board the Nimrod

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Aurora over Antarctica, satellite image

Aurora over Antarctica, satellite image
Aurora over Antarctica, ultraviolet satellite image. Australia is at upper left. This is the aurora australis (green ring), the southern lights display

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Earth

Earth. Satellite image of the Earth, centred on Antarctica. The South Pole is at centre. Water is blue, vegetation is green, arid areas are brown, and snow and ice are white

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Captain Oates Dies

Captain Oates Dies
The young Captain Oates leaves Captain Scotts tent in a blizzard on the return trip from the South Pole and is never seen again

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Emperor Penguin - adult. Snow hill island - Antarctica

Emperor Penguin - adult. Snow hill island - Antarctica
WAT-11152 Emperor Penguin - adult. Snow Hill Island, Antarctica Aptenodytes forsteri M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageAntarctic Collection: A. B. Cheetham, (The boatswain of the Terra Nova), c1910–1913, (1913)

A. B. Cheetham, (The boatswain of the Terra Nova), c1910–1913, (1913)
A.B. Cheetham, (The boatswain of the Terra Nova), c1910– 1913, (1913). Alfred Cheetham (1866-1918) was a member of several Antarctic expeditions

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Scott Polar Expedition 1910 - 1912 - Beardmore Glacier

Scott Polar Expedition 1910 - 1912 - Beardmore Glacier
Photograph taken by Captain Scott during the ill-fated polar expedition to the South Pole in 1910 - 1912, showing tents pitched on the way up the Beardmore Glacier

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Shackletons Manchurian ponies, Antarctica, 1908

Shackletons Manchurian ponies, Antarctica, 1908
Manchurian ponies used by Shackleton in the Antarctic, 1908-09. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Some of the Officers of the British Antarctic expedition

Some of the Officers of the British Antarctic expedition
Officers on board the Terra Nova on its return to New Zealand in February 1913 after the discovery of the bodies of Captain Scott and his companions. From left to right. Back row, Mr

Background imageAntarctic Collection: The Last Resting Place of Captain Scott

The Last Resting Place of Captain Scott
The inner tent in which Captain Scott and his two companions were discovered taken by a member of the relief party which found the tent on November 12th 1912

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Scott of the Antarctic - page from The Sphere

Scott of the Antarctic - page from The Sphere
Page from the special Scott of the Antarctic memorial number featuring a photograph of the Scott Antarctic medal, presented to the team after returning from their first successful expedition in 1904

Background imageAntarctic Collection: A motor sledge which may be used at the South Pole

A motor sledge which may be used at the South Pole
A suggestion for the type of motor sledge to be taken by Captain Scott, who in 1909 had announced his intention to set out on a new expedition to the South Pole

Background imageAntarctic Collection: The Terra Nova of Scotts Antarctic Expedition

The Terra Nova of Scotts Antarctic Expedition
The ship Terra Nova - the vessel used by Robert Falcon Scott (1868 -1912) for his South Polar Expedition in 1911-12. Built originally for the Dundee whaling and sealing fleet (launched 1884)

Background imageAntarctic Collection: The Norwegian Flag at the South Pole, 1911

The Norwegian Flag at the South Pole, 1911
Photograph showing Lt. Helmer Hansen, of the Amundsen Antarctic Expedition of 1910-12, standing with his sledge, dog team and Norwegian flag at the South Pole, December 1911

Background imageAntarctic Collection: The Terra Nova, 1910

The Terra Nova, 1910
Sectional illustration of the Terra Nova, the Polar research ship used by Captain R.F. Scott in his Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912. The Terra Nova was built as a Dundee whaler in 1884

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Antarctic Krill JPF34583

Antarctic Krill JPF34583
JPF-13408 Antarctic Krill Euphausia superba Jean-Paul Ferrero Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Emperor Penguin - father staring down at egg as the chick makes its first break in the shell

Emperor Penguin - father staring down at egg as the chick makes its first break in the shell - Antarctica OLI00012
AUS-1932 Emperor Penguin - father staring down at egg as the chick makes its first break in the shell Antarctica Aptenodytes forsteri Fred Olivier / Auscape / ardea.com Auscape Please note that

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Wandering Albatross - In flight, Antarctic region, Islands in the southern ocean JPF30690

Wandering Albatross - In flight, Antarctic region, Islands in the southern ocean JPF30690
JPF-13297 Wandering Albatross - In flight, Antarctic region, Islands in the southern ocean Diomedea exulans Jean-Paul Ferrero Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Emperor Penguin - Adult with 3 young. Snow hill island Antarctica Aptenodytes forsteri

Emperor Penguin - Adult with 3 young. Snow hill island Antarctica Aptenodytes forsteri
WAT-10858 Emperor Penguin - Adult with 3 young Snow Hill Island, Antarctica Aptenodytes forsteri M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) viewed through hole in iceberg at Snow Hill Island rookery

Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) viewed through hole in iceberg at Snow Hill Island rookery, Antarctica. November

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Scott Polar Expedition 1910 - 1912 - ponies

Scott Polar Expedition 1910 - 1912 - ponies
Michael the pony enjoying a roll in the snow near his stables on Antarctica, during the ill-fated Scott polar expedition 1910 - 1912. Captain Scott wrote of the ponies in his diary, Poor brutes

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Antarctic exploration, route maps

Antarctic exploration, route maps
Antarctic exploration. Map of Antarctica showing the routes taken by Ernest Shackleton (1914 to 1916, red), Roald Amundsen (1911 to 1912, brown), Robert Scott (1911 to 1912)

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Shackleton's Endurance Sinking, November 1915

Shackleton's Endurance Sinking, November 1915
Shackleton's Endurance sinking in the ice of the Weddell Sea off Antarctica while a sled team looks on, Nov. 1915

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Emperor Penguins, Aptenodytes forsteri family Weddell Sea Antarctica

Emperor Penguins, Aptenodytes forsteri family Weddell Sea Antarctica

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Emperor Penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri, , Weddell Sea, Antarctica

Emperor Penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri, , Weddell Sea, Antarctica

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Emperor Penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri, chick, Weddell Sea, Antarctica

Emperor Penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri, chick, Weddell Sea, Antarctica

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Ernest Shackleton preparing for a trans-antarctic expedition

Ernest Shackleton preparing for a trans-antarctic expedition
Sir Ernest Shackleton, dressed in kit suited to Antarctic conditions prior to his trans-Antarctic expedition in 1914

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, Antarctica, 19

Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, Antarctica, 19
Photograph showing Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, ready for their dash towards the South Pole, during the National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-04

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922), British explorer, dressed for Antarctic conditions. Shackleton made four expeditions to the South Pole during his career

Background imageAntarctic Collection: South America at night, satellite image

South America at night, satellite image
South America at night. Satellite image of the Earth at night, set against a background of stars, centred on the continent of South America. North is at top

Background imageAntarctic Collection: South America at night, satellite image

South America at night, satellite image. City lights (yellow) show areas of dense population, particularly in North America (top left) and South Americas coasts

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Emperor Penguin - adult and chick. Snow hill island - Antarctica

Emperor Penguin - adult and chick. Snow hill island - Antarctica
WAT-11389 Emperor Penguin - adult and chick Snow Hill Island, Antarctica Aptenodytes forsteri M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Emperor Penguin - adult and chick. Snow hill island - Antarctica

Emperor Penguin - adult and chick. Snow hill island - Antarctica
WAT-11372 Emperor Penguin - adult and chick Snow Hill Island, Antarctica Aptenodytes forsteri M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageAntarctic Collection: Emperor Penguin - Chick on Sea Ice Aptenodytes forsteri Snow Hill Island Antarctica BI011926

Emperor Penguin - Chick on Sea Ice Aptenodytes forsteri Snow Hill Island Antarctica BI011926
COS-2411 Emperor Penguin - Chick on Sea Ice Snow Hill Island, Antarctica Aptenodytes forsteri Bill Coster Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only



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"Exploring the Untamed Beauty: A Glimpse into Antarctica's Rich History" The Apollo 17 photograph of the whole earth showcases the mesmerizing view of Antarctica, a land untouched and enigmatic. Captain Robert Falcon Scott, known for his daring expeditions, even made an appearance in a Frys Cocoa advert, showcasing his adventurous spirit to the world. The Endurance expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton faced unimaginable challenges as their ship was trapped in ice, yet their resilience became synonymous with Antarctic exploration. Oronce Fine's world map from 1531 provides us with one of the earliest depictions of this icy continent that has captivated explorers throughout history. Witnessing Emperor Penguins brooding their chicks in the Weddell Sea reminds us of nature's remarkable ability to thrive even in extreme conditions. Sledging through treacherous terrains during Edward Wilson's iconic journey in 1911 reveals both the determination and hardships faced by early explorers like Captain Scott. In Captain Scott's workshop on board Terra Nova, we catch a glimpse of meticulous preparations undertaken before embarking on perilous journeys into uncharted territories. Snow Hill Island becomes witness to heartwarming scenes as Emperor Penguin adults diligently care for their adorable chicks amidst harsh Antarctic winters. Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton stands tall among polar explorers who pushed boundaries and left an indelible mark on our understanding of this icy wonderland. Captured alongside fellow adventurers, Sir Ernest Shackleton exudes leadership and camaraderie while embodying the spirit that defines Antarctic exploration. Amundsen's Tent at South Pole immortalizes January 1912 when Roald Amundsen reached this coveted destination first—a testament to human ambition and endurance against all odds. Shackleton Portrait encapsulates his unwavering determination and resilience, inspiring generations to embrace the spirit of exploration and discovery.