The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott, Hardback

The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott Hardback

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Captain Scott perished with four of his fellow explorers on their return from the South Pole in March 1912.

Almost immediately the myth was founded, based on Scott's diaries, turning him into an icon of courage in the face of impossible circumstances.

But during the final months of that journey Scott also took a series of breathtaking photographs: panoramas of the continent, superb depictions of mountains and formations of ice and snow, and photographs of the explorers on the polar trail.

But these photos have never been seen - initially fought over, neglected, then lost - until now, that is.

For the first time, they are resurrected and are a humbling testament to the men whose graves still lie unmarked in the vastness of the Great Alone.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages, Integrated: 120, photos
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Photographs: collections
  • ISBN: 9781408703007



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During the 1912 expedition to the pole Herbert Ponting, the photographer, gave lessons to Scott and some of his men. The photographs that Scott took were mostly forgotten and languished in a private collection for 70+ years. This gorgeous book showcases those photographs and tells the story of the photography of the polar expedition (and why Scott’s photographs were lost for so long). Overall – stark beauty of the pole captured and combined with historically interesting story.