Dr. Wilson, Cherry-Garrard and Ford with a sea leopard on sledge.

A photograph of a dead sea leopard lying on a wooden sledges. Dr. Edward Wilson, on the left, is behind the sledge leaning over the head of the animal with Apsley Cherry-Garrard and Petty Officer First Class Robert Forde looking on. The background is black as the photograph was taken with a flashlight.

Captain Scott records this event in his journal, although he dates it to 29 May rather than the 28th May from the album. 'We had to secure it as a specimen, but it was sad to have to kill... After lunch a sledge was taken out to secure the prize, which had been photographed by flashlight. Ponting has been making great advances in flashlight work...'

Object Details

ID: ALB1217.33
Type: Photographic print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Ponting, Herbert George
Date made: 28 May 1911; 29 May 1911
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Duff Collection
Measurements: Overall: 111 mm x 165 mm
Parts: British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13, covering the period 1910-11 (Photograph album)

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