Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Looking south over the frozen sea 14 Jan 1915
Silver bromide print | 15.3 x 20.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2580056
Photograph of three men standing in front of an expanse of snow-covered ice with numerous outcrops and craters.
On 10 January 1915 the Endurance expedition members first sighted land. Shackleton decided to sail past Glacier Bay, a good landing spot but 100 miles (185 km) further north than his intended landfall. It would prove his only opportunity to land; the ship became trapped in the ice on 18 January, and by 27 January was stuck fast, at the mercy of the ice and current.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1917
Frank Hurley (1885-1962) (photographer)
Medium & Techniques
Silver bromide print
15.3 x 20.5 cm (image) (image)
29.2 x 37.7 cm (page dimensions)