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Antarctic Photos

Century old Antarctic images discovered in Captain Scott's hut

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Snowy landscape, McMurdo Sound
Snowy landscape, McMurdo Sound
Disturbed snow in foreground. Cellulose nitrate processed sheet film negative. One of a group adhered together and found in Captain Scott's 1911 expedition base, Cape Evans, Antarctica, by Antarctic Heritage Trust (NZ) conservators. Photo taken by Ernest Shackleton's Ross Sea Party 1914-1917. Mould staining around edge of image.
Camping in Antarctica
Our conservation teams live onsite at the historic huts during the summer months (generally October to February). Their living conditions include a mix of tents and wannigans. The tents, referred to as 'Scott Polar Tents' have changed little since Captain Scott and his men used them nearly a century ago.