The most impressive photos of Antarctica early 20th century

• The most impressive photos of Antarctica early 20th century,

James Francis Hurley (James Francis Hurley) known under the name of Frank Hurley (Frank Hurley) - the most famous Australian photographer and adventurer of the first half of the XX century. His career began in the 1910s during an expedition to Antarctica, where he showed himself "a soldier with a camera ready to go anywhere and make any hardships, just to get a good shot."

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

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

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 Buenos Aires, Argentina on a ship called Endurance (Rus. "Endurance").

The most impressive photos of Antarctica early 20th century

The researchers first set out to cross the foot had already opened the South Pole.

The most impressive photos of Antarctica early 20th century

However, their ship never reached the intended purpose, hitting the ice trap, and his team had to abandon ship and erect tents near the Endurance. Travelers found themselves in complete isolation, in those days there was not a helicopter or ships and other rescue equipment to come to their aid.

The most impressive photos of Antarctica early 20th century

The glaciers of Antarctica, 1914.

The most impressive photos of Antarctica early 20th century

In spite of everything, fanatically devoted to his work, Frank continued to take pictures.

The most impressive photos of Antarctica early 20th century

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 ...

The most impressive photos of Antarctica early 20th century

And even a game of football!

The most impressive photos of Antarctica early 20th century

on destroying the ship.

The most impressive photos of Antarctica early 20th century

Despite the constant low temperature, Frank was able to create a series of unique photographs of the landscape, and, of course, penguins.

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

Frozen penguins after a snowfall.

The most impressive photos of Antarctica early 20th century

The harsh circumstances made survival of the members of a team of professional fishermen and sealers.

The most impressive photos of Antarctica early 20th century

Of the 27-man team killed three. In the annals of the history of this expedition was an example of professionalism and endurance polar explorers, who were able to survive in extreme conditions.

The most impressive photos of Antarctica early 20th century

their dogs were taken, guarded and warmed.

The most impressive photos of Antarctica early 20th century

puppy sled dog.

The most impressive photos of Antarctica early 20th century

August 30, all participants went wintering on board Yelcho ship and were rescued. Unfortunately, since the expedition took place during the First World War, it was virtually unnoticed by contemporaries explorers.