Herbert George Ponting was a pioneering photographer of polar landscapes, who accompanied Captain Robert Falcon Scott on his ill-fated Antarctic Expedition to the South Pole (1910-1913). During his 14 months with Scott, Ponting took over 1,000 photographs documenting every aspect of the journey. Three of these images, each of which is estimated at $4,800-$8,000, will be featured at Bonhams Photography Sale on May 17th in London.Ponting left the expedition before Scott’s final push to the South Pole, and as a result survived. The image above shows Scott’s ship, the Terra Nova, at the ice foot of Cape Evans, taken on January 5th, 1911. Other highlights of the sale are two Polaroids by Robert Mapplethorpe, including a self-portrait (est. $4,800-$8,000) and a shot of Lucien Freud in his studio (est.$4,800-$8,000), and David Bailey’s photograph of the notorious Kray brothers (est. $8,000-$11,250).