Shackleton (In Color!)

March 4, 2011

| Posted in: Manliness,Nostalgia,The Great Outdoors

An amazing archive of color photos of Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated “Endurance” voyage to Antarctica, circa 1914-1917.  They were taken by Frank Hurley, who was the official photographer on the voyage.  “Endurance,” of course, become stuck in pack ice in 1915 and was ultimately crushed by the floe.  The most amazing part of the description of the photos is how the photographer recovered them:

Hurley managed to salvage the photographic plates by diving into mushy ice-water inside the sinking ship in October 1915.

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