Friday, August 20, 2010
We wrap of our series of pictures today on the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole. This photo shows the group of five men that did make it to the South Pole. As we learned this week, all of them died on the return journey.
I also include a picture of Herbert G. Ponting, the photographer for the expedition. He was not part of the five men who made the final leg of the journey to the South Pole, and I believe he lived through the expedition, and made it home safely. Given that the men did have a picture taken at the South Pole, I have to assume that they hauled his camera in to take the picture above. My assumption is that when the camp of the perished men above was found, they recovered the camera, and hence we have the picture.
I would like to welcome all of our new readers today. Yesterday The New Yorker had a nice description of our OPOD site, and we got a lot of new visitors. Hope you all will check back in often. You can see the little article in the New Yorker Here.