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

Wind-sculptured hummocks

1915

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V

 

Endurance sits benignly at rest in the midst of the ice field. A recent blizzard has coated the hummocks in a layer of snow, softening the contours. All looks peaceful, but within a few months these same hummocks will have crushed the ship.


Silver bromide print

15.3 x 20.5 cm