Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014
Typical pack ice, Weddell Sea, lat. 62° 50' S. long. 17° 21' W
Photograph of the pack ice as viewed through one of the masts of the "Endurance".
Hurley would have hauled both himself and a heavy camera high into the rigging to take this picture. The pack ice stretches out as far as the eye can see. It was described by Shackleton as 'a gigantic and interminable jigsaw-puzzle devised by nature'.