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British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Gallery

Selection of photographs from the British National Antarctic Expedition which was led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott. The aim of the expedition was to undertake an extensive exploration of the Ross Sea region of Antarctica.

Choose from 29 pictures in our British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping. We are proud to offer this selection in partnership with Scott Polar Research Institute.


Eva about to ascend, 4 February 1902 Featured British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Image

Eva about to ascend, 4 February 1902

Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). The first Antarctic flight was an ascent in a tethered hydrogen balloon, named Eva. They reached about 250m. In the photograph men are standing on the ice beside the inflated observation balloon. The ship Discovery is moored up alongside the ice behind them

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Group of officers on floe alongside ship in pack ice Featured British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Image

Group of officers on floe alongside ship in pack ice

Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Group of eight officers on the ice beside the ship, Discovery. All the men are on skis except one man who is seated with a dog. Captain Scott (centre) third from right. Wilson sitting on snow (front)

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