Colorized film and photos of a deadly Antarctic Expedition in 1912

In 1912, Herbert Ponting captured remarkable film and images of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition. Amateurs and pros have all worked to restore and colorize Ponting's work.

Via the preservationists at BFI:

The Great White Silence is one of the jewels in the crown of the BFI National Archive fully justifying this stunning tinted and toned restoration with new score by electronic musician Simon Fisher Turner. The official film record of the British Expedition of 1910-13 led by Scott was reworked by photographer Herbert Ponting to tell the tragic tale but It is the beauty of the images of Antarctica's frozen landscapes in this film that linger.

Bonus: Interesting mini-doc on how they chose the scoring:

The film also shows the "making-of" reverse of Ponting's stunning still, colorized by Imgurian ktrcoyote:



The Great White Silence (1924) (via ktrcoyote)