Pictures taken over a hundred years ago.
James Francis Hurley (James Francis Hurley), known by the name of Frank Hurley (Frank Hurley), is the most famous Australian photographer and adventurer first half of the twentieth 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”.
In October 1914, a few months after the outbreak of the First world war, Explorer sir Shakleton gathered an expedition to Antarctica, which included photographer Frank Hurley. A group of 27 people with 69 sled dogs traveled from the capital of Argentina Buenos Aires on the ship called Endurance (“Endurance”).
The researchers had intended to first cross on foot by that time, already opened the South pole.
However, their ship never reached the intended purpose, once in the trap of ice, and his team had to leave the ship and to erect tents near the Endurance. The travelers found themselves in complete isolation, in those days there were no helicopters, no ships, no other rescue equipment to come to their aid.
We have collected the most popular photos of Antarctica, created by Frank Hurley.