Weathered ice after blizzard at Cape Evans, looking to Castle Rock.

A view from near the ice foot at Cape Evans looking across McMurdo Sound towards Castle Rock, which became a focal point for Ponting's later photographs when the sea froze over. The ice furrows were caused by the three-day blizzard in early March. Ponting described them as 'deep irregular furrows, as though the ice had been turned over by a gigantic plough.'

Small icebergs are close to the ice foot in the middle-distance.

Object Details

ID: ALB1217.28
Type: Photographic print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Ponting, Herbert George
Date made: 8 March 1911
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Duff Collection
Measurements: Overall: 115 mm x 166 mm
Parts: British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13, covering the period 1910-11 (Photograph album)

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