Gentoo penguin with egg, South Georgia


Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917


Hurley returned to South Georgia after the end of the Endurance expedition to make further studies of the scenery and wildlife. This meticulous image shows the delicacy of his approach, as he captures this intimate view of a penguin on its nest.

Silver bromide print

15.2 x 20.4 cm

RCIN 2580047