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Terra Nova, Antarctica (1911-1912) / Herbert Ponting

Antartica Scott’s ship, Terra Nova, seen through a grotto in the Antarctic: the most famous of the photographs by Herbert Ponting from the ill‑fated expedition. Sadly the drama of Scott’s death obliterates interest in Ponting’s work.

Named after the legendary “Scott of the Antarctic”, Scott’s Hut is located on the north shore of Cape Evans on Ross Island in Antarctica.  It was built in 1911 by the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1913 (Terra Nova Expedition) led by Robert Falcon Scott.  Insulation for the 50 feet long hut was provided by seaweed sewn into a quilt, placed between double-planked inner and outer walls.  Ironically, Terra Nova expeditioners described the hut as being warm to the point of…

Isolated Settlements at the Ends of the Earth

Scott’s Hut, on Ross Island in Antarctica, was built in 1911 by the British Antarctic Expedition of (Terra Nova Expedition) led by Robert Falcon Scott. The hut was reused from by several of Ernest Shackleton’s Ross Sea party who had become marooned.

Not a biggie, just a 22 foot, 2500 pounds crocodile - MemePix

22 foot - 2500 pound Crocodile The people in a village on the Niger River in Africa were losing fellow villagers at such a rapid rate, that they had to call in the Army to hunt down the culprit. A 22 foot, 2500 pound Crocodile

nice roads

The unknown path just gets wilder and more beautiful as the journey unfolds. So much adventure in an unknown path

Frozen wave in Antarctica...

Funny pictures about Beautiful frozen wave in Antarctica. Oh, and cool pics about Beautiful frozen wave in Antarctica. Also, Beautiful frozen wave in Antarctica.

fogged in #san francisco

Afternoon Fog, The Golden Gate, San Francisco.how beautiful! San Francisco is an AWESOME city!

Glimpse of the Ship ['Endurance'] through Hummocks, 1915.  Frank Hurley’s famous early colour photographs of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated ‘Endurance’ voyage, as part of the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917. Hurley was the official photographer on the expedition.  “Early in 1915, their ship ‘Endurance’ became inexorably trapped in the Antarctic ice. Hurley managed to salvage the photographic plates by diving into mushy ice-water inside the sinking ship in October…

One of Frank Hurley’s famous early colour photographs of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated ‘Endurance’ voyage, as part of the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, Hurley was the official photographer on the expedition.

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