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The Heart of the Great Alone

Scott, Shackelton and Antarctic photography


Grotto in an iceberg

5 Jan 1911

RCIN 2580016

Photograph of the "Terra Nova" seen from inside a grotto that was formed by an iceberg as it turned over, carrying a large floe which froze onto it. Both Ponting and Scott were struck by the colours of the ice inside this ice grotto; they were a rich mix of blues, purples and greens. Ponting thought that this photograph, framing the Terra Nova, was one of his best.

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