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Eggs reveal 'the worst journey'


The Natural History Museum at Tring contains one of the largest ornithological collections in the world - and every specimen has a tale to tell.

Curator Douglas Russell explains why an expedition in 1911 to collect emperor penguin eggs from the Antarctic was later to be described as the "worst journey in the world".

Still images courtesy of the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.

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