Unearthed Photos Show Rare Side To Scott’s 1912 South Pole Expedition, Including A Frostbitten Hand


The 1912 expedition to the South Pole that Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his team busted headlines through the walls when the team suffered an ill-fated death during the funded expedition. The Terra Nova expedition found themselves at the South Pole on January 17, 1912, and left behind an imprint the world will never forget.

Now, 100 years later, several slides have surfaced from the photographer who chronicled the trip, giving us all a glimpse into this rich time in expedition history.

Herbert Ponting, who did not venture all the way to the South Pole with the team, chronicled the journey through his camera lens. He captured the scientists at work, unusual wildlife in the area, and the grand landscapes that surrounded him and the team.

Image courtesy of Daily Mail/HAldridge/BNPS.

But now, these new slides give us a more vivid picture of everything they truly encountered, from frostbitten hands to killer whale attacks.

Image courtesy of Daily Mail/HAldridge/BNPS.
Image courtesy of Daily Mail/HAldridge/BNPS.
Image courtesy of Daily Mail/HAldridge/BNPS.
Image courtesy of Daily Mail/HAldridge/BNPS.
Image courtesy of Daily Mail/HAldridge/BNPS.

These slides are set to be auctioned off at Henry Aldridge and Son, of Devizes in Wiltshire in the coming days.

 

Featured image courtesy of Pixabay/Public Domain.

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