The most impressive photos of Antarctica from the early 20th century

James Francis Hurley Known as Frank Hurley – the Most Famous Photographer Australian adventurer and first half of XX century. His career Began in the 1910s DURING an expedition to Antarctica, WHERE he showed Himself “A warrior with a camera ready to go wherever you go and make any hardships, just to get a good shot. “

We have gathered the most popular photographs of Antarctica by Frank Hurley:



1. In October 1914, a few months after the beginning of World War 1, Explorer Sir Shaklton assembled an expedition to Antarctica, of Which ENTERED Photographer Frank Hurley. A Group of 27 people with 69 sled dogs on a journey from the capital of Argentina in Buenos Aires on the ship called Endurance (Rus. “Endurance”).


2. The researchers set out to cross on foot for the first time had already opened the South Pole.


3. HOWEVER, Their ship never Reached the Intended purpose, Hitting the Ice trap, and His team HAD to abandon ship and Build A Tent not far from Endurance. Travelers Were in Complete Isolation, in Those days there WAS A helicopter or not and ships other rescue equipment to come to their aid.


4. In the glaciers of Antarctica, 1914.


5. No matter what, fanatically devoted to his work, Frank continued to take pictures.


6. It’s hard to believe, but they managed to escape only after 10 months! Conquerors of Antarctica showed Tremendous Fortitude and Physical endurance, living for months for the Communication Links, hunting …


7. And even a game of football!


8. On the crumbling ship.


9. In spite of the constant low temperature, Frank managed to create a series of unique photographs of the landscape, and, of course, penguins.




11. Frozen penguins after a snowfall.


12. The harsh circumstances of survival made a member of a team of professional seal hunters and fishermen.


13. Of the 27-Man Squad Killed Three. In the Annals of the History of this expedition WAS an example of Professionalism and endurance explorers, WHO Were Able to Survive in Extreme Conditions.


14. Dogs drove them, guarding and warmed.


15. Puppy sled dog.



16. On 30 August, All Participants wintering Went on board the ship Yelcho, and Were Saved.Unfortunately, since the expedition took PLACE DURING the First World War, it WAS Virtually unnoticed by contemporaries explorers.

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