Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Young Emperor penguins 1915
Silver bromide print | RCIN 2580062
Photograph of eleven Emperor penguins with one penguin standing alone to the left of the main group. Hurley took numerous photographs of Emperor penguins. The ice floes teemed with wildlife, including seals and birds, providing welcome fresh meat for the cooking pot as well as subjects for Hurley’s camera. Fresh meat was a valuable source of Vitamin C which prevented scurvy. Hudson the navigator was deemed the best penguin catcher.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1917
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Young Emperor penguins. [Photographs of scenes and incidents in connection with the happenings to the Weddell Sea Party, 1914, 1915, 1916].