A rare collection of photographs taken by legendary explorer Robert Falcon Scott of the Antarctic during his ill-fated expedition to the South Pole 100 years ago.
Scott captures Dr Edward Wilson sketching on Beardmore Glacier during his final expedition to the Antarctic in 1912
Frozen stock: (left to right) Cherry Garrard, Henry Robertson Bowers, Patrick Keohane, Thomas Crean and Dr Edward Wilson haul their supplies on Beardmore Glacier
The expedition team pictured together in the snow and ice
From left-righy, Dr E. A. Wilson, Lt. H. R, Bowers, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Petty Officer Taff Evans and Capt. L. E.G. Oates pose for a photo not long before they died on their way back from their trek
Scott's final words before his death are believed to have been 'For God's sake look after our people'
British naval officer and explorer of Antarctica Robert Scott, born 1868, on skis in the snow
The ponies (left to right) Snippetts, Nobby, Michael and Jimmy Pigg were not acclimatised to the cold with six of those used eventually dying
During the last leg of the expedition down Beardmore Glacier, Scott's team lost Edgar Evans and Lawrence Oates soon followed
Bowers - believed to be the last explorer from the group to die, seen here, with his sledge team on Beardmore Glacier
Scott captures the view to Mount Fox, Beardmore Glacier during the fatal last march in 1912
A picture of Captain Scott's wife Kathleen on show at the Scott Antarctic exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London
Captain Scott writing in the hut that was the expedition's base
Some of the food items left that would have been used during the expedition
Balaclava used by the polar expedition on display at the Natural History Museum, London
The theodolite thought to be used by Bowers to establish the location of the South Pole in 1912
Scott's sledging diary which was found next to his body in 1912
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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