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

The effect of a blizzard on the flow, March 1915


Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V


Tufted hummocks of ice formed by the ferocity of a blizzard can be seen in the foreground with the Endurance in the background. The usually sharp angles of the rafted ice floes have been softened by a thick fall of snow. Hurley’s photograph makes this hostile environment appear serene and safe.

Silver bromide print

15.4 x 20.3 cm