Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Young Emperor penguins 1915
Silver bromide print | 15.4 x 20.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2580062
Photograph of eleven Emperor penguins with one penguin standing alone to the left of the main group.
Hurley took numerous photographs of Emperor penguins. The ice floes teemed with wildlife, including seals and birds, providing welcome fresh meat for the cooking pot as well as subjects for Hurley’s camera. Fresh meat was a valuable source of Vitamin C which prevented scurvy. Hudson the navigator was deemed the best penguin catcher.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1917
Frank Hurley (1885-1962) (photographer) [Photographer who accompanied the Transantarctic Expedition 1914-16]
Medium & Techniques
Silver bromide print
15.4 x 20.5 cm (image) (image)
29.2 x 37.7 cm (page dimensions)