The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography
 
 
The inaccessible cliffs of Elephant Island, 1916
The Royal Collection © 2012,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The inaccessible cliffs of Elephant Island, 1916

1916

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V

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For four months, Elephant Island was to be the temporary home for 22 of the men of the Transantarctic Expedition left behind whilst Shackleton seeked help More