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Herbert G. Ponting 
Weddell seal about to dive, Cape Evans 
1911, 15 March 
  
Carbon print 
43.0 x 60.1 cm (image) 
  
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2580006 
  
 
LL/93527 
  
Photograph of a Weddell Seal climbing up a bank of ice prior to diving into sea. The Weddell seal is named after the navigator James Weddell (1787-1834) who discovered the species in the course of his various Antarctic expeditions. The seal is only found in Antarctica. It can stay under water for up to an hour, reaching depths of around 2,000 feet (600m).
 
Presented to King George V, 1914 
 

 
  
 
  
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