Scott With Camera
Man with a camera: Robert Falcon Scott, the doomed British explorer whose attempt to reach the South Pole ended in tragedy, gets in some photography practice. The photograph was taken by the expedition's official photographer and Scott's teacher, Herbert Ponting, who brought his own images back for the world to see. Most of Scott's own photographs were lost for decades, and are published in a new book,"The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott ," (Little, Brown and Co., 2011). The book's author, David M. Wilson, is the great-nephew of Scott's close confidante Edward Wilson, who perished by his side in the Antarctic wilderness in late March, 1912.