A Party from His Majesty’s ships Resolution & Discovery Shooting sea-horses, Latitude 71 North. John Webber, 1778.
‘This large picture of walruses being shot for food was painted after Webber’s return to London from Cook’s third voyage (1776–80), where he was the official expedition artist.’ (via National Maritime Museum)
‘A selection from a collection of early 20th century lantern slides held at the Fylkesarkivet of Sogn og Fjordane, a county in the west of Norway. The slides are produced by at least two British photographers – professional photographer Samuel J. Beckett and amateur photographer P. Heywood Hadfield, who was a ship’s surgeon employed by the Orient Steam Navigation Company.’ (via Lantern Slides of Norway (ca.1910) | The Public Domain Review)
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The museum’s Herbarium has two major NSF grants to digitize and improve the cryptogam collection, like the terrestrial lichens in this photo by Karen Dillman, an ecologist with the Tongass National Forest. The photographer went to grad school with our Herbarium Curator Steffi Ickert-Bond. “She always told me about Alaska… funny enough I ended up here as well.”
Terrestrial lichens are pioneer species in high light environments such as these on the Juneau Icefield, Cladonia bellidiflora (red tips) and the cyano-bacteria-associated Stereocaulon (white).
The terrestrial lichens often found on granitic rocks in the alpine and other high light environments like the Juneau Icefield: Cladonia bellidiflora (red tips), Cladonia cornuta (slender brown), with fragments of Cladonia rangiferina (white with small branches), and Stereocaulon in the lower left.