The NPR blog, The Picture Show, has a great post and series of images up today about Frank Hurley. Hurley sailed to Antarctica with Sir Ernest Shackleton on the Endurance expedition as a photographer in 1914. After the Endurance became trapped, Hurley and Shackleton picked a mere 120 of the weighty photographic plates to bring with them, leaving the rest along with Hurley’s color photography gear. The below images were captured by Hurley, who visited Antarctica six times between 1911 and 1932, using glass Paget plate phototransparency.
The images above can be accessed on The State Library of New South Wales’ Flickr page (no known copyright restrictions for this set). You can view more of Hurley’s photography from the expedition there, and at the NPR article mentioned.