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Antarctica Collection

Antarctica, the land of icy wonders and untamed beauty. A place where explorers like Captain Robert Falcon Scott braved treacherous conditions to uncover its secrets

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus) with chicks, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

Chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus) with chicks, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

Background imageAntarctica Collection: The Blue Marble - Earth from space, December 7, 1972. Creator: NASA

The Blue Marble - Earth from space, December 7, 1972. Creator: NASA
The Blue Marble - Earth from space, December 7, 1972. This famous photograph, known as The Blue Marble, was captured by the Apollo 17 astronauts on the same day that they left Earth on a Saturn V

Background imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica Collection: Whole Earth at night, satellite image

Whole Earth at night, satellite image
Whole Earth map at night, satellite image. Here, Africa is seen at centre. City lights (yellow) of increasing intensity show areas of increasing population

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

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

Background imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica Collection: Map of Antarctica overlaid with illustrations of Sea Gulls, Penguins, Elephant Seal

Map of Antarctica overlaid with illustrations of Sea Gulls, Penguins, Elephant Seal, Shrimp and buildings

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)

Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)
Photograph of Captain Roald Engelbreth Gravning Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, in his cold weather clothing and skis, Antarctica, 1912

Background imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica Collection: Royal Navy Ice Patrol Vessel HMS Protector

Royal Navy Ice Patrol Vessel HMS Protector
Ice Patrol Vessel HMS Protector is pictured in Antarctica. This was one of the images that won Royal Navy photographer Arron Hoare the prestigious Peregrine Trophy Photographic Competition 2012

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Ice-Bound Discovery

Ice-Bound Discovery
A dog team near the ice-bound British National Antarctic Expedition ship RRS Discovery, circa 1903. The expedition was led by Robert Falcon Scott and the third officer was Ernest Shackleton

Background imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica Collection: Emperor penguin, April 1st 1911

Emperor penguin, April 1st 1911
Photographer: Ponting, Herbert (1870-1935). Expedition: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13. Leader: Captain Robert Falcon Scott. An Emperor penguin standing on the ice

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Map of the world 1869

Map of the world 1869
Cornells Grammars-School Geography - S.S. Cornell - New York D. Appleton and Company 1869

Background imageAntarctica Collection: SS Terra Nova

SS Terra Nova
11th February 1913: A photgraph of the SS Terra Nova used by Captain Robert Falcon Scott on his ill-fated Antarctic expedtion to the South Pole, and signed by him

Background imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica Collection: 1775 Captain James Cook explorer

1775 Captain James Cook explorer
James Cook, Captain of HMS Barc Endeavour (b. 7th November 1728 - d. 14th February 1779). Steel engraving by E. Scriven 1833 with later hand colouring, after the painting by N

Background imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica Collection: antarctica, azimuthal equal area projection, cartography, indian ocean, map, no people

antarctica, azimuthal equal area projection, cartography, indian ocean, map, no people, pacific ocean, political map, south pole, antarctic circle, Reference Maps, 102270271

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Wandering albatross, Drake Passage; Southern Ocean

Wandering albatross, Drake Passage; Southern Ocean
Wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) adult bird with the largest wing span, flying low above blue ocean waves while using wind and air currents, clear summer sky

Background imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica Collection: Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) diving off iceberg, Antarctica, January

Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) diving off iceberg, Antarctica, January

Background imageAntarctica 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 imageAntarctica Collection: Wandering albatross {Diomedea exulans} flying over open ocean, South Atlantic

Wandering albatross {Diomedea exulans} flying over open ocean, South Atlantic

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Canal Sarmiento, Magallanes & Antarctica Chilena Region

Canal Sarmiento, Magallanes & Antarctica Chilena Region

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Wandering Albatross, Diomedea exulans, large white bird with black feathers at the end of its wings

Wandering Albatross, Diomedea exulans, large white bird with black feathers at the end of its wings

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Map of Antarctica

Map of Antarctica

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

Emperor Penguins, Aptenodytes forsteri family Weddell Sea Antarctica

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

Emperor Penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri, , Weddell Sea, Antarctica

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

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

Background imageAntarctica 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



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Antarctica, the land of icy wonders and untamed beauty. A place where explorers like Captain Robert Falcon Scott braved treacherous conditions to uncover its secrets. As we delve into the history of this frozen continent, we find ourselves captivated by its fascinating tales. In 1775, Captain James Cook set foot on Antarctica's untouched shores, paving the way for future expeditions. Fast forward to the early 20th century, and we witness Captain Scott in his workshop aboard Terra Nova, meticulously preparing for his groundbreaking journey. The iconic image of a Frys Cocoa Advert featuring Captain Scott reminds us of the enduring spirit that drove these brave men forward. They were fueled not only by their determination but also by their love for this extraordinary land. As we explore further, a map unfolds before our eyes – adorned with illustrations depicting sea gulls soaring above vast ice sheets while penguins waddle along its frigid coastline. Elephant seals bask lazily under the Antarctic sun as tiny shrimp thrive beneath the frozen depths. Gazing at a satellite image capturing Earth at night, we realize just how isolated and pristine this continent truly is. Its remoteness makes it an ideal sanctuary for unique wildlife such as Emperor Penguins tending to their fluffy chicks in the Weddell Sea. Transporting ourselves back in time to 1911, Edward Wilson's artwork depicts sledging across endless white plains – an arduous yet awe-inspiring endeavor undertaken by those who dared venture here. The Wandering Albatross gracefully glides over open oceans surrounding Antarctica - a majestic sight that symbolizes freedom amidst desolation. With wings spanning wide and black feathers adorning their tips they can true masters of flight in this unforgiving environment. Henry Bowers' artistic rendition takes us inside Amundsen's Tent at South Pole - January 1912; a testament to human resilience and triumph against all odds. It serves as a reminder of the incredible feats achieved by these explorers.