200th Anniversary of Antarctica: Pictures

Anton Omelchenko stands at the end of the Barne Glacier on Ross Island during Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova Expedition to the Antarctic, 2nd December 1911. Herbert Ponting/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images
Geologist Thomas Griffith Taylor and meteorologist Charles Wright in the entrance to an ice grotto during Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova Expedition to the Antarctic, 5th January 1911. Herbert Ponting/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images
The expedition in the polar regions of Antarctica, led by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, in 1911. On January 27, 1820, Fabian Gottlieb van Bellingshausen and his crew became the first known people to lay eyes on mainland Antarctica. Mondadori via Getty Images
Illustration of Antarctic explorers Roald Amundsen and party standing outside tent flying Norwegian flag at the South Pole after their arrival. Time Life Pictures/Mansell/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images
Men transport snow on sleds to obtain water during the 'Belgica' expedition to Antarctica in 1884. KEYSTONE-FRANCE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
Ocean Camp during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17, led by Ernest Shackleton. Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images
The 'Terra Nova', Robert Falcon Scott's expedition ship to the South Pole, circa 1912. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images
Captain Robert Falcon Scott writes his journal in the Winterquarters Hut during his Terra Nova Expedition to the Antarctic, 7th October 1911. Herbert Ponting/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images
The 'Endurance' among great blocks of ice during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17, led by Ernest Shackleton. Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images
The 'Endurance' leaning to one side during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17, led by Ernest Shackleton. Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images
Members of an expedition team led by Irish explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton pull one of their lifeboats across the snow in the Antarctic, following the loss of the 'Endurance' in 1916. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
The first western party in a natural ice-tunnel amid the pinnacles of the Koettlitz Glacier, circa 1911, during the final expedition of Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Getty Images
Irish seaman Tom Crean with an armful of sledge dog puppies during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17, led by Ernest Shackleton. Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images
Captain Robert Falcon Scott and crew. Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
Strenuous endeavours are made to free the 'Endurance' from the ice, 14th & 15th February 1915. Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images
A recent look at Antarctica, photographed by satellite MODIS. Universal History Archive/Getty Images