Colour photos of Shackleton’s ill-fated voyage

Published on March 3rd, 2011 | by Admin


Check out these amazing colour photographs documenting Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated voyage across the Antarctic in 1914-1917.

These are Frank Hurley’s famous early colour photographs of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated ‘Endurance’ voyage, as part of the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917. Hurley was the official photographer on the expedition.

Early in 1915, their ship ‘Endurance’ became inexorably trapped in the Antarctic ice. Hurley managed to salvage the photographic plates by diving into mushy ice-water inside the sinking ship in October 1915.

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