Previously unseen photographs from Captain Scott's doomed 1911 expedition to the South Pole have been discovered, some of which were taken by the ill-fated explorer himself.

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The photos, which depict scenes from the Terra Nova Expedition as it travelled the Antarctic, were acquired by the Scott Polar Research Institute in spring this year. People have known of the existence of Scott's photographs, but they've been thought to be missing for nearly 100 years.

They have gone on display this week at the University of Cambridge's Polar Museum, alongside poignant images of Scott taken by Herbert George Ponting, the professional photographer who went along to capture the expedition.

You can flick through some of the 'Lost Photos' below.

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  • Captain Scott

    Captain Scott

  • Capt Scott writing his journal

    Capt Scott writing his journal in the Winterquarters Hut

  • Ponies on the march

    Ponies on the march, Great Ice Barrier, 2 December 1911

  • PO Edgar Evans with the pony Snatcher

    PO Edgar Evans with the pony Snatcher, Cape Evans, October 1911

  • Shore Party

    Group of all the Shore Party (except Clissold, ill and Mr HG Ponting photographing the Party). October 1911

  • Pony camp

    Pony camp, Camp 26, looking west to Mount Longstaff, Great Ice Barrier, 1 December 1911