Our companion and our menace

“In the west, the darkness of night rolled away out of sight, dissolving as the eye rose into deep violet, purple, heliotrope and finally pale blue which melted overhead into the duck-egg green. All these colours were reflected in the inky sea & even more fully on the beautiful glacier that forms at once our companion & our menace, changing chameleon-like through every shade of colour from deep violet to rose, to grass green and to azure blue.”

— Thomas Orde-Lees

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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