Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Gentoo penguin with egg, South Georgia 1917
Silver bromide print | 15.2 x 20.4 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2580047
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.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1917
Frank Hurley (1885-1962) (photographer)
Medium & Techniques
Silver bromide print
15.2 x 20.4 cm (image) (image)
29.2 x 37.7 cm (page dimensions)