Terra Nova / Herbert Ponting


Antarctic landscapes from the Age of Heroic Antarctic Exploration, by British photographer Herbert Ponting, member of the fatal Terra Nova Expedition led in 1910-1913 by Captain Scott.
As the expedition photographer and cinematographer, the self-taught Ponting, manage to set up a tiny photographic darkroom in Antartica, inside the expedition’s winter camp. Although this came more than 20 years after the invention of photographic film, Ponting preferred high-quality images taken on glass plates (source).

He return to civilization in 1912 -before the catastrophic end of the Terra Nova Expedition– with more than 1700  large-format glass plate negatives.

Terra Nova, Antarctica (1911-1912) Herbert Ponting



Terra Nova Expedition Ponting_Barne_Glacier



You may find more at Royal Geographical Society and Scott Polar Research Institute