Male and Femal Skua Gulls

A detailed photograph of a male and female Skua Gull with their mouths open standing on the fine gravel shore. The male Skua has his wings spread out behind him.

The print has a typed caption: 'Skua gulls, male and female. Jan 6th 1911.'

The caption in 'The Great White South' is 'Beginning to 'taxy'. Antarctic Skua-Gulls.' Ponting described them as not'...altogether pleasant neighbours, for they were extremely noisy and of a most quarrelsome disposition...' (page 214).

Object Details

ID: ALB1217.12
Type: Photographic print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Ponting, Herbert George
Date made: 6 January 1911
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 115 mm x 166 mm
Parts: British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13, covering the period 1910-11 (Photograph album)

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