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

The ship was forced into this position 15 seconds after the floes came together


Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V


Shackleton can be seen in the top right of the picture leaning on the rail looking out over the ice field. The presence of the men in the photograph emphasises the calamity represented by the tilted ship.

Silver bromide print

20.5 x 15.4 cm