Erebus and dome cloud from West Beach, 2.30pm.

A view from West Beach, McMurdo Sound, looking towards the volcano Erebus in the distance with the dome of cloud formed above it. A section of the ice-foot of the Barne Glacier is in the foreground with long icicles and frosen spray from the sea after a blizzard.

Ponting does not mention West Beach specifically, but he does recall the ice features generated by the spray from waves that froze on the ice during a blizzard in early March 1911. 'I found that the spray from waves, which during the blizzard, dashed against the ice-foot in South Bay...had frozen into very beautiful forms...'

Object Details

ID: ALB1217.25
Type: Photographic print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Ponting, Herbert George
Date made: 7 March 1911
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Duff Collection
Measurements: Overall: 114 mm x 165 mm
Parts: British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13, covering the period 1910-11 (Photograph album)

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