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Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection

Led by William Speirs Bruce, the aim was to map the South Orkney Islands and investigate the Weddell Sea. The expedition wintered on Laurie Island and established a meteorological observatory, Omond House. They undertook the first oceanographical exploration of the Weddell Sea.

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28 Photographic Prints

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Able Seaman Anderson

Able Seaman Anderson
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Anderson stands on skis on the ice. He holds one ski pole

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Trying to break the ship out. Fitchie at work

Trying to break the ship out. Fitchie at work
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Fitchie stands on the ice at the bows of the ship Scotia holding a shovel

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Three mates on skis, winter quarters. Second steward in background

Three mates on skis, winter quarters. Second steward in background
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Three men stand on skis. They each hold one ski pole

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Piper Gilbert Kerr and Emperor penguin off Coats Land, 1904

Piper Gilbert Kerr and Emperor penguin off Coats Land, 1904
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Scotia in the ice

Scotia in the ice
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Sail and steam powered ship Scotia lies beset in the ice

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Adelie penguin on nest

Adelie penguin on nest
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. An adelie penguin uses its beak to put a pebble onto a gravel nest on a snow-covered slope. Others stand in the background

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Gentoo penguin with egg on nest

Gentoo penguin with egg on nest
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. A gentoo penguin builds a gravel nest on a rock

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Adelie penguins

Adelie penguins
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Adelie penguins stand on a snow-covered slope. Snow-covered hills in the background

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Mother and baby seal

Mother and baby seal
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. A mother and baby seal lay on the ice

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Three unidentified expedition members

Three unidentified expedition members
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Three men, two wearing aprons and cooks hats, stand on the deck of a ship

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Ross on ski

Ross on ski
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Ross stands on skis, holding one ski pole. Sailing ship Scotia lies against the ice in the background

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Duncan, fireman - Davidson, mate - Walker, A

Duncan, fireman - Davidson, mate - Walker, A
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Three men stand on the snow in front of a pyramid tent, a shovel to one side

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Omond House

Omond House
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. A rough built stone house stands below a cliff face

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Unidentified seaman

Unidentified seaman
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. An expedition member stands on the deck of the sail and steam powered ship Scotia

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Two unidentified expedition members on skis

Two unidentified expedition members on skis
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Two expedition members, both smoking pipes and holding one ski pole each

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Trying to cut the anchor free from the ice

Trying to cut the anchor free from the ice
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Five expedition members stand on the ice at the bows of the ship Scotia by a chain running down into a hole

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Captain shooting the sun

Captain shooting the sun
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Robertson stands on the ice by steps leading down from the side of the sail

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Scotia in winter quarters

Scotia in winter quarters
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Sail and steam powered ship Scotia lies beset in the ice

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Mr James Coats Jun.s yacht Gleniffer awaiting the Scotia in Lamlash Bay

Mr James Coats Jun.s yacht Gleniffer awaiting the Scotia in Lamlash Bay
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. A three masted sailing boat, flying flags, lies at anchor in a bay

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Scotia in Stanley Harbour 18th January 1903

Scotia in Stanley Harbour 18th January 1903
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Sail and steam powered ship Scotia lies anchored near a shore populated with houses and buildings

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Three mates on skis. Davidson, Fitchie, McDougall

Three mates on skis. Davidson, Fitchie, McDougall
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Three men stand on skis. They each hold one ski pole. Sailing ship Scotia lies against the ice in the background

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: The piper bird-skinning in the Laboratory

The piper bird-skinning in the Laboratory
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Gilbert Kerr was the piper on the expedition

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Smith. 2nd steward

Smith. 2nd steward
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. A man, wearing a woolen hat and smoking a pipe, stands on skis. He holds one ski pole

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Unidentified crew member

Unidentified crew member
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. A man wearing a sombrero and smoking a pipe stands on the sun-drenched deck of a sailing ship

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Adelie penguin on nest

Adelie penguin on nest
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. An adelie penguin stands by a gravel nest on a snow-covered slope

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Adelie penguins

Adelie penguins
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Adelie penguins stand on a snow-covered slope

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Adelie penguins

Adelie penguins
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Adelie penguins stand on a snow-covered slope

Background imageScottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 Photographic Print Collection: Adelie penguins

Adelie penguins
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Adelie penguins stand on a snow-covered slope. Snow-covered hills in the background


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