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09 January 2018A Photographic Odyssey: Shackleton's Endurance Expedition Captured on Camera
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A Photographic Odyssey: Shackleton's Endurance Expedition Captured on Camera Mark Cottle Tuesday 09 January 2018

On Ernest Shackleton's third Antarctic expedition in 1914, his ship, the Endurance, was trapped and eventually crushed in the pack ice.  After camping for five months on the ice, Shackleton's men rowed to the remote Elephant Island.  From there, Shackleton sailed for help to South Georgia over 800 miles away.  Over three months later he returned to rescue the crew of the Endurance.  Frank Hurley, one of the great photgraphers of the C20, was the expedition's official photographer.  His photgraphs are a visual narrative.