Lantern slide of a Wandering Albatross perched on the rail of the ship Discovery in Antarctica. Eric Douglas said of this image: ' the wing span of the Wandering Albatross is 11 feet and 6 inches'.

One of 328 images in various formats including artworks, photographs, glass negatives and lantern slides.

Description of Content

Wandering Albatross with out-stretched wings perched on the rail of the Discovery and an explorer to the right. T Eric Douglas captioned this image 'Wandering Albatross - 11 ft 6' (wingspan). This wingspan was about the limit, with the Wandering Albatross having the largest wingspan of all birds. Photograph taken during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), Voyage 1.

Physical Description

Standard format lantern slide, consisting of two glass sheets each 3.25 x 3.25 ins (83 x 83mm), one pane bearing a positive transparent image and the other pane protecting the image. Sealed with paper binding strips around the four edges of the lantern slide and internally framed with a black cut-out window mask.

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