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Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance
Field Report

This section includes photos, audio files, and QuickTime VRs students can use to develop their own field reports about Antarctica and Shackleton's journey.

Encourage students to be creative in how they brainstorm, organize, and present their reports. Students may want to use the information on this site as a jumping-off point for a report on a general aspect of Shackleton's voyage, such as Antarctic wildlife or what other kind of exploration was going on at the time of his journey. Other students may choose to focus on a specific topic, such as the kinds of ice in the Antarctic or how the continent has been mapped over the ages. Students may want to augment their reports with information from other Web sites and offline resources.

Students can use only the photos, audio files, and QuickTime VRs included in this section, and for this purpose only. All other material on this Web site is copyrighted and cannot be reproduced without the written permission of NOVA Online. Students can, however, use the essays, articles, and other features on the Web site from which to draw information for their reports. Students should include a bibliography at the end of their report citing all sources they used.

The expedition's photos, sounds, and QuickTime VRs can be found below.


  1. Three replica boats
  2. James Caird replica in pack ice
  3. James Caird at sea
  4. Water churning in the sea
  5. Stromness station Shackleton arrived at May 20, 1916
  6. Recreation of Shackleton's arrival at Elephant Island
  7. Elephant Island
  8. Former Stromness whaling station
  9. Former Grytviken whaling factory
  10. Church on South Georgia Island
  11. Cape petrels
  12. Herd of penguins
  13. Fur seal
  14. Albatross chick
  15. Reindeer


  • The grinding of a ship's bow against brash ice: 28.8
  • Shackleton's voice describing Nimrod expedition: 28.8 | ISDN
  • Katabatic winds howl: 28.8
  • Gentoo penguins calling: 28.8 | ISDN
  • Cape Petrels flocking: 28.8 | ISDN
  • Elephant seal colony with beachmaster bull: 28.8
  • Waves crashing on bow with wind: 28.8
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