The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography

Deck of the Endurance on the way south


Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917


Snow has fallen onto the deck of the Endurance, covering the supplies and piles of equipment. At either side are the kennels of the sledge dogs. Several litters were born during the voyage. The pups were looked after by Tom Crean, Shackleton’s Second Officer and a veteran of Scott’s last expedition.

Silver bromide print

15.4 x 20.5 cm

RCIN 2580061