You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Rare photos of Antarctica in 1911

Slide 1 of 26: From top-left going clockwise: Mushroom ice formation, 1912; Victoria penguin, Antarctica; Cavern carved by the sea in an ice wall near Commonwealth Bay; F. Bickerton looking out over seas near Commonwealth Bay.

A group of Australian scientists and adventurers set sail in 1911 under the leadership of Dr. Douglas Mawson, bound on a three-year journey exploring Antarctica and Macquarie Island. James Francis (Frank) Hurley was the official photographer to the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, though other members of the expedition also took photographs. Some of these photos are preserved by the State Library of New South Whales; click or swipe through the gallery to view more images.

BING: A PHOTO OF THE ICEBERG THAT SANK THE TITANIC WAS RECENTLY FOR SALE.

h/t Brain Pickings

© State Library of New South Wales
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon