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

Dawn after Winter


Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V


The unearthly half-light of the returning sun has brought out the colours and textures in the ice around Endurance. To Hurley, the icebergs with their hard sculpted edges would probably have been showing blue tints, glowing in the returning light.

Silver bromide print

15.3 x 20.3 cm