George Levick’s 1910 photographer’s notebook from Captain Scott’s Antarctic Hut Murray Levick


A photographer’s notebook lost for more than a century has washed out of the melting snow at Captain Scott’s hut in the Antarctic, the base for his fatal 1911 Terra Nova expedition. It was left behind when George Murray Levick, a photographer, surgeon and zoologist, returned safely with the surviving members of the party after Scott and two others had died in their tent on the Ross Ice Shelf in March 1912.

Some of Levick’s observations on the sex lives of penguins were deemed too indecent for publication, and were only published a century later.

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