Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014
Photograph of 'ice flowers' in the foreground with the Endurance in the background.
The delicacy and beauty of the ice formations in this photograph contrast starkly with Hurley’s other pictures of the ice. Ice flowers form when a stretch of water opens up in the ice and then rapidly refreezes. Hurley described how the ice flowers ’illumined by the morning sun, resembled a field of pink carnations’.