Ernest Shackleton's Grave in the Whaler's Cemetary, Grytviken, South Georgia
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Ulf Gustafsson, 2010 - 2011
Grytviken cemetery contains 64 graves, mainly of whalers who died while working at the nearby whaling station but most famously of the explorer Ernest Shackleton who died on board his ship Quest on the 5th of January 1922 at South Georgia.
Shackleton's widow decided that he would rather be buried close to Antarctica and at the scene of a part of his most famous adventure, a feeling echoed by many of those who knew him. It is a popular site for tourist ships to visit.
Photo; copyright Ulf Gustafsson