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

The look out platform at Ocean Camp


Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V


Shackleton wished to create a feeling of comfort and security while the party was camped on the ice. As well as a proper galley for the cook, they built a lookout platform as a focal point for the camp, and hoisted King George V’s Union Jack to keep up the men’s spirits.

Silver bromide print

15.3 x 20.5 cm