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

The pressure menaced us on all sides, August-September 1915

August-September 1915

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V


On 27 October the pressure from the ice finally staved in the sides of Endurance: 'the ice mill is in motion again' wrote Hurley. 'Immense slabs are rafted, balance a moment, then topple down and are over-ridden by a chaos of crunched fragments…the line of pressure now assaults the ship and she is heaved to the crest of the ridge like a toy .' She finally sank on the 21 November 1915

Silver bromide print

15.4 x 20.4 cm

RCIN 2580093