A Skua Gull regurgitating food for their chick

A detailed photograph of a Skua Gull regurgitating food in front of their chick on the fine gravel shore.

The print has a typed caption: 'Skua gull feeding chick, disgorging. Jan 6th 1911.'

Ponting described the dangers of taking photographs of the gulls: 'Photography had to be done despite such discomforts [being beaten by wings and vomited on], and though I protected myself with canvas and constant watchfulness, I was more than once the victim of this revolting habit...' (pages 217-218).

Object Details

ID: ALB1217.14
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: 111 mm x 165 mm
Parts: British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13, covering the period 1910-11 (Photograph album)

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