Notes from Antarctica
THE artist Keith Shackleton, a descendant of Ernest Shackleton and friend of Sir Peter Scott, son of Capt Scott, wrote and illustrated an article on wildlife in Antarctica (below): ‘I must confess to being an unscientific sort of naturalist, which may be explained by the competing diversions of a painter. The visual, the subject appeal, has always out-valued research. There is nothing against the mixture as I see it, even when in head-on conflict science is invariably the loser. About 70% of all mankind in Antarctica are scientists— artists are scarce as albino penguins’ (January 23, 1975).