The inaccessible cliffs of Elephant Island
Frank Hurley (1885-1962) (photographer)
Silver bromide print
13.4 x 20.6 cm
Presented to King George V by Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1917
Photograph showing mountains seen across icy water.
With cliffs like these blocking their access to the interior of the island, Shackleton’s men had been lucky to come across the beach at Cape Wild, where they could make a safe camp