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Amazing 100-year-old Images from the Ill-Fated Endurance's Voyage to Antarctica
These early color photographs of Antarctica were taken by Frank Hurley in 1915 at the age of 30. Hurley, an Australian photographer and adventurer, participated in a number of expeditions to Antarctica and served as an official photographer with Australian forces during both world wars.
These are Frank Hurley's color photos of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated 'Endurance' expedition. Early in 1915, Endurance became trapped in the ice. Trapped for over six months, the ship was finally crushed by ice that October. Hurley was able to salvage the photographic plates by diving into the ice-water inside the sinking ship in October 1915. All photos were taken in 1915 and are by Frank Hurley.
Sir Ernest Shackleton.
The glow of the rising sun shining on a pressure ridge.
A mid-winter glow, Weddell Sea.
The Endurance frozen in ice.
A Sub-Antarctic sunrise in the Antarctic's South Georgia.
Glacier, New Fortuna Bay.
New Fortuna Glacier.
The impenetrable ice field.
A Wanderer Albatross chick.
Teams of dogs scouted a way to land.
The rigging of the ship encrusted with ice crystals.
A mid-summer sunset with the ship frozen in ice.
The Deck of the Endurance.
A glimpse of Endurance through Hummocks,
The face of the Neumeyer Glacier.