Herbert Ponting was the photographer on Scott's
He was only there the first year
however , leaving Antarctica to fulfil prior commitments
about half way through the expedition. In a time of large
plate cameras and wet chemistry, Antarctica's cold
temperatures and the freezing of photographic solutions
added a whole extra level of difficulty for the relatively
new art form and proponents such as Ponting. It makes the
pictures gained all the more valuable.
of Mike Usher - Mike went on a Ross Sea expedition on board
the Kapitan Khlebnikov in 2005.
You can purchase a selection
of Mike's pictures