Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014
The Endurance in the garb of winter
Photograph of the bow and part of the left side of Endurance, lit by flashlight in the darkness of the night.
This is probably Hurley’s best-known photograph, which he took with flashlights at -38 °F/-39 °C. It was later used on the front cover of Shackleton’s account of the expedition, South. Hurley described the scene in his autobiography:
Never did the ship look quite so beautiful as when the bright moonlight etched her in inky silhouette, or transformed her into a vessel from fairy-land.