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British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection

Selection of photographs from the British National Antarctic Expedition which was led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott. The aim of the expedition was to undertake an extensive exploration of the Ross Sea region of Antarctica.

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31 Photographic Prints

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: The Balloon

The Balloon
Photographer: Charles Reginald Ford (1880-1972). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). View across ice to the ascent of the meteorological balloon

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Royds with Albino Penguin

Royds with Albino Penguin
Photographer: Charles William Rawson Royds (1876-1931). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery)

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Eva about to ascend, 4 February 1902

Eva about to ascend, 4 February 1902
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery)

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Discovery from Starboard quarter

Discovery from Starboard quarter
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery)

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Discovery, Morning and Terra Nova at Discovery Winter Quarters

Discovery, Morning and Terra Nova at Discovery Winter Quarters
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery)

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Start of ski flat race, Antarctic sports

Start of ski flat race, Antarctic sports
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). A row of men on skis are lined up on the ice for the start of a race

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Crew members of the ship Discovery, on deck. The Mess No. 4

Crew members of the ship Discovery, on deck. The Mess No. 4
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Crew members of the ship Discovery

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Southern sledge party returned

Southern sledge party returned
Photographer: Louis Charles Bernacchi (1876-1942). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). The three men on return from the Southern sledge journey

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Skinning birds on deck of Discovery

Skinning birds on deck of Discovery
Photographer: Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Four men beside a table on the deck of the ship

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Group of Emperor Penguins on the ice with snow covered rocks in background

Group of Emperor Penguins on the ice with snow covered rocks in background
Photographer: Charles William Rawson Royds (1876-1931). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery)

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Crew of the ship Discovery. The Mess No. 2

Crew of the ship Discovery. The Mess No. 2
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Crew members of the ship Discovery

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Corporal Gilbert Scott RMLI

Corporal Gilbert Scott RMLI
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton, 1872-1956. Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04, Discovery. Corporal Gilbert Scott RMLI standing on skis holding a ski pole

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Southern sledge journey

Southern sledge journey
Group of men sitting and standing on the snow, pose for the camera. Back row, third from left: Captain Scott, fourth from left: Ernest Shackleton. Sledge flags flying

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Port side of the ship and meteorological screens

Port side of the ship and meteorological screens
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery)

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Koettlitz and Delbridge dragging for sea weed

Koettlitz and Delbridge dragging for sea weed
Photographer: Reginald Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Two men stand on the ice pulling on a rope

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: The Captain, Shackleton and Wilson

The Captain, Shackleton and Wilson
Three men standing on the ice beside a fully laden sledge. Left to right: Ernest Shackleton, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Dr Edward Wilson. Photographer: Louis Charles Bernacchi (1876-1942)

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Officers and Sir Leopald McClintock

Officers and Sir Leopald McClintock
Officers standing on the deck of the ship Discovery with Sir Leopald McClintock (top hat). Reginald Skelton (left), Captain Robert Falcon Scott (centre with sword). Ernest Shackleton behind

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Group of Officers on the Bridge

Group of Officers on the Bridge
Group of six men on the bridge of the ship Discovery. Left to right (standing) Barne, Ferrar, Koettlitz, Shackleton, (seated) Wilson, Hodgson. Photographer: Charles William Rawson Royds (1876-1931)

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Group of officers on floe alongside ship in pack ice

Group of officers on floe alongside ship in pack ice
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Group of eight officers on the ice beside the ship, Discovery

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: The Wine Caterer

The Wine Caterer
Photographer: Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Edward Wilson holds up a Discovery ship lifebelt

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Royds Barrier sledge party

Royds Barrier sledge party
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Group of six men seated and standing beside a sledge

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Sledge journey towards Mount Terror

Sledge journey towards Mount Terror
Photographer: Reginald Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). A group of expedition members take a rest from their journey

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: A cargo of ice for fresh water

A cargo of ice for fresh water
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Three men stand with a sledge loaded with lumps of ice

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Christmas day camp by two large boulders

Christmas day camp by two large boulders
Photographer: Reginald Skelton (1872-1956).Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Camp scene with four tents pitched on the ice beside large rock boulders

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Main Western sledging party

Main Western sledging party
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Group of expedition members beside a sledge

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: The Southern Depot sledge party

The Southern Depot sledge party
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956).Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Group of expedition members before setting off on their journey

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Crew members on deck of the ship Discovery. The Mess No. 5

Crew members on deck of the ship Discovery. The Mess No. 5
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Crew members of the ship Discovery

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Crew members on deck of the ship Discovery. The Mess No. 3

Crew members on deck of the ship Discovery. The Mess No. 3
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Crew members of the ship Discovery

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Dr Koettlitz, Bernacchi and the carpenter Dailey starting south west

Dr Koettlitz, Bernacchi and the carpenter Dailey starting south west
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Three men stand on the ice

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Crew members of the ship Discovery, on deck. The Mess No. 1

Crew members of the ship Discovery, on deck. The Mess No. 1
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Crew members of the ship Discovery

Background imageBritish National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) Photographic Print Collection: Sledge party to the south west

Sledge party to the south west
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Group of six men on skis on the ice


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