The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography
 
 
The departing sun
© reserved/Royal Collection
RCIN 2580069

The departing sun

1915

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917

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An example of Hurley’s fascination with the texture of the ice hummocks, their contours softened by windblown snow and the dying sunlight sparkling on the surface. More