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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Gentoo penguin with egg, South Georgia

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
1917
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
15.2 x 20.4 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580047
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1917
Description:

Photograph of a young Gentoo penguin standing with its egg on a nest amongst grasses.

Hurley returned to South Georgia after the end of the Endurance expedition to make further studies of the scenery and wildlife. This meticulous image shows the delicacy of his approach, as he captures this intimate view of a penguin on its nest.

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Category: 
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