15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Graves on Beechey Island, Nunavut, Canada

The graves of three of the crew of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition (1845 - 1847) to chart the last section of the Northwest Passage. None of the crew survived. The fourth grave is that of one of the men who had gone to search for Franklin years later.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Beechey Island, Canada
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T5
Copyright: © George Ehrgott