Amazing, Rare Photos of 1915 Antarctica — in Color!

Did you know there are spellbinding color photographs of Antarctica dating back to the beginning of the last century?

Australian photographer and adventurer Frank Hurley visited Antarctica six times between 1911 and 1932 — most famously as the official photographer on Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated voyage aboard Endurance from 1914-’17.

Endurance was trapped in the ice for most of 1915 before finally being crushed that October. Hurley salvaged his photographed plates by diving into slushy ice water as the ship sank, rescuing a remarkable piece of history.

Here is a sampling of what he saved, by way of ShootingFilm.Net:

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