Endurance, the lost boat of explorer Sir Erdest Sackleton, was spotted at the Wendell seabed in Antarctica.
The ship had been stranded on ice for months in 1915, before sinking, forcing Sackleton and his men to attempt a heroic escape in small boats.
Marine archaeologist Mensun Bound, who was part of the discovery mission and has now fulfilled his greatest ambition in his nearly 50-year career, said:
“Without exaggeration, this is the best wooden shipwreck I have ever seen – by far. It’s upright, proud at the bottom, intact and in excellent condition.”
The Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust said Endurance discovered at a depth of 3,008 meters, just four miles south of the location recorded 107 years ago by ship’s captain, Frank Worsley.