15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A zodiac encounters high swells at Elephant Island

On a National Geographic expedition commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ernest Shackleton’s Trans Antarctic Expeditiin, we visited Elephant Island, where Shackleton left most of his men during his daring attempt to get help on South Georgia Island.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Antarctica
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
Copyright: © Shelley Sandusky