"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

27 June 2016


Gilbert Kerr, a member of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition ,Kerr was a member of the crew of the Scotia on the 1902-04 expedition, and was its official piper. He is seen here serenading an Emperor penguin.  In this capacity he was photographed performing in full Highland dress even in the harsh Antarctic environment.

The emperor penguin accompanying him in this photograph was evidently found to be sufficiently reluctant as a listener to require tethering to a large cooking-pot packed full of snow, but any other scientific discoveries resulting from such experiments were apparently not recorded.

This photograph was made into a postcard, and thus became one of the first items ever to be posted from Antarctica.

Thank you, Historical Times.

C'MON SNOW!  I'm ready for winter.

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