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

Wild (1873-1939) and Shackleton (1874-1922) between two pressure ridges

Spring 1915

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V


Shackleton (right) and Frank Wild (1873-1939), his second in command on the Endurance, provide much-needed scale to this picture of two pressure ridges, and demonstrate the size of the natural forces at work on their ship.

Silver bromide print

15.4 x 20.5 cm