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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

A pinnacled glacier berg observed in lat.62° 41'S. long. 17° 32' W

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
Jan 1915
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
15.3 x 20.4 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580055
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1917
Description:

Photograph of an iceberg approximating a cone in shape.

Hurley delighted in the strange shapes formed by the ice as it broke itself into pieces and melted in the sun. This giant berg would have broken (’calved’) from a glacier many hundreds of miles away on the coast of Antarctica and gradually eroded in the sun, wind and sea.

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Category: 
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