Antarctica is completely surrounded by the Southern Ocean. There are no sounds except for reverberating wind and water punctuated by the cracking and booming of ice as it breaks off into the sea. It is a pristine place, overwhelming and awesome.
Through a selection of photography by J.J. L’Heureux, Faces From the Southern Ocean embodies the spirit of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica, a realm dominated by sky and cold. Reindeer, seals and penguins—inhabitants of this icy region—along with breathtaking landscapes are captured in photographs from L’Heureux’s more than a dozen expeditions to this region.
Included in the exhibition are photographs of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s campsite at Cape Royds from his 1907 Nimrod Expedition, the first of three expeditions to the Antarctic. The site is now managed by the Antarctica Heritage Trust who partnered with Google and the Polar Geospatial Center to capture images of Shackleton’s hut and created a 360 degree tour of its interior as part of Google’s World Wonders Project.
Accompanying these photographs are a mounted Adelie penguin and Magellanic penguin from the Museum’s collections.
This exhibition is included with admission to the permanent exhibit halls and always FREE for Members.