Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ice Caves

Today's picture shows members of the Shackleton Expedition after they made it to Elephant Island, some 700 miles from Antarctica. This must have been some journey, as they made it by row boat. In this picture you can see that they are trying to survive now by making shelter by digging snow or ice caves. Again, this is an amazing story of survival.


  1. Something I find really amazing, in addition to the insurmountable odds they overcame to survive, was the photography. The photos were all glass plate photos. That equipment isn't small, or light, and they managed to carry it all with them through the ordeal.

  2. I agree with the comment above, what is even more amazing is how they managed to capture this moment on film and bring it back with them during a time when there were no digital cameras, cell phones or anything but the sheer desire to make it happen and survive to share it.