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Fridtjof Nansen

Fridtjof Nansen

Sir Ernest Shackleton

Sir Ernest Shackleton

Posthumous Portrait of Sir James Clark Ross - Stephen Pearce (1871)

On this day April, the death of Captain Sir James Clark Ross. English polar explorer who had the Ross Barrier, Sea and Island named after him

“The Three Polar Stars” (1913): Roald Amundsen (leader of the first expedition to traverse the Northwest Passage and to reach the South Pole), Ernest Shackleton (who held the farthest South record before Amundsen reached the South Pole), and Robert Peary (who was the first to reach the North Pole, though his claim is still debated)

emforsters: “The Three Polar Stars: Roald Amundsen, Ernest Shackleton, and Robert Peary, in Philadelphia, January 1913 Original ”

Amundsen’s crew at Framheim, 1911/1912From left to right: Adolf Lindstrøm, Sverre Hassel, Oscar Wisting, Helmer Hanssen, Roald Amundsen, Jørgen Stubberud, and Kristian Prestrud

Amundsen: the Conquest of the South Pole - Bird In Flight

Romanian scientist Emil Racoviță in his laboratory aboard the BelgicaHe was one of the first scientists to study Antarctic life and one of the founders of biospeleology,. He established the first Speleological Institute in the world, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Romanian scientist Emil Racoviță in his laboratory aboard the BelgicaHe was one of the first scientists to study Antarctic life and one of the founders of biospeleology,. He established the first Speleological Institute in the world, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Queen Elisabeth of Romania

Queen Elisabeth of Romania

Gustav Mahler, 1890s

Gustav Mahler, 1890s

Stephen Stanley, the surgeon on HMS Erebus' last voyage

Stephen Stanley, the surgeon on HMS Erebus' last voyage

A colorization of Roald Amundsen in the 1920s

A colorization of Roald Amundsen in the

The Three Polar Stars: Roald Amundsen, Ernest Shackleton, and Robert Peary, in Philadelphia, January 1913Original

emforsters: “The Three Polar Stars: Roald Amundsen, Ernest Shackleton, and Robert Peary, in Philadelphia, January 1913 Original ”

A quick colorization of Tom Crean

Tom Crean was an Irish seaman and Antarctic explorer from County Kerry. He left the family farm near Annascaul to enlist in the British Ro.

A quick colorization of Amundsen skiing in March 1909Original

A quick colorization of Amundsen skiing in March