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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Looking south over the frozen sea

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
14 Jan 1915
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
15.3 x 20.5 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580056
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1917
Description:

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.

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