Photo of Finback Whale broaching the surface: [Byrd, Richard]
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Photo of Finback Whale broaching the surface

Author(s): [Byrd, Richard]

Copyright: (Aug 27, 1930)
Specifications: 9.5” x 7.75”, bw
Condition: Publishers’ Press Service stamp on back (as usual), slight bend marks on two corners, pencil notation on back ‘Rear Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic Expedition, Huge finback whale comes out to investigate’, near fine

An original, large-format, press photo from the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (1928-30). This image depicts a Finback whale broaching the surface to breathe near the expedition’s base camp in the Bay of Whales. In the background is a photographer and tripod. This image is taken from the Paramount Picture movie filmed during the expedition titled ‘With Byrd at the South Pole’. There also exists several similar photos; one which shows two whales and more people and one which shows this whale from the photographer’s perspective. Uncommon.





















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