SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
A quite remarkable collection of photographs of glacier formations and of the kind of terrain which Shackleton and his colleagues and rivals faced when approaching the Antarctic plateau from the New Zealand side can be found at the comprehensive and scientific 'Ross Sea' site (rossea.info).
The site is well worth visiting by anyone interested in glaciers and other natural ice formations, and their effects on climate change.
Another Shackleton Glacier, on Elephant Island, has been featured in two impressive paintings by the artist Lucia deLeiris, whose website contains many haunting images of southern climes. Lucia took three trips to Antarctica under the auspices of the National Science Foundation Artist and Writer's program.
She has illustrated three books: Natural History of the Antarctic Peninsula (Columbia University Press '88), and Meredith Hooper's Antarctic Journal (Frances Lincoln and National Geographic, 2000) and The Island that Moved (Viking, and Frances Lincoln, 2004), as well as holding many solo exhibitions at major Museums and Galleries, including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC and the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
Many of Lucia's Polar images have been reproduced and are available for purchase as originals or prints. They include images of Elephant Island, Port Lockroy, the Lemaire Channel and much else.
Most importantly, there is a dramatic painting that graphically evokes the James Caird battling through the waves on its hazardous and treacherous 800 mile journey to South Georgia.
Below is also a fine view of Mount Shackleton in Antarctica, named after the explorer and leader in 1907-9 of the Nimrod expedition, which made an attempt upon the Pole from the New Zealand end (in distinction to the Endurance trip, which approached from the South American and Falkland Island approach).