HMS Endurance laying to awaiting the opening up of the pack

1 January 1915

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917


Shackleton recorded that during the evening of 1 January ’we forged ahead rapidly through brittle young ice, easily broken by the ship’. Hurley had clearly been scouting for striking photographs earlier in the day, as this grotesquely shaped hummock attests, a finger of ice pointing at the ship.

Silver bromide print

15.4 x 20.1 cm

RCIN 2580057