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

The HMS Endurance forced out of the ice by the coming together of the floes


Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V


During October, the intensity of the pressure upon Endurance gradually built up. She was finally pushed up out of the ice on 18 October. From this point, Hurley recorded the gradual destruction of the battered and wounded ship.

Silver bromide print

15.4 x 20 cm