Typical pack ice, Weddell Sea, lat. 62° 50' S. long. 17° 21' W

December 1914

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917


Hurley would have hauled both himself and a heavy camera high into the rigging to take this picture. The pack ice stretches out as far as the eye can see. It was described by Shackleton as ’a gigantic and interminable jigsaw-puzzle devised by nature’.

Silver bromide print

15 x 20.2 cm

RCIN 2580053