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Built in 1926 this is how the “Sposa” looks in July 2010. The Sposa is one of three whaling ships, two others are beneath the water behind this one, at Conception Harbour Newfoundland Canada. There are, as far as I know at present, 5 in this bay! For more information please visit for more information!

As the 16th largest island in the world, larger than Iceland, Ireland or Cuba, Newfoundland has an abundance of shipwrecks on its shores. Many of which can be explored by scuba diving.

For the record, the whaling industry in Canadian waters ended with the declaration of a moratorium on commercial whaling, in December 1972.


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  • JanT
    JanTabout 4 years ago

    A unique vantage point, Brian, making for a compelling photo. You’ve managed to give it the feeling of size I suspect it has, looming out of the water. Good work.

  • Lissie E J
    Lissie E Jabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant shot. Love the perspective

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunabout 4 years ago

    Great shot and pov Brian

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous image, Brian! It looks huge!

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyabout 4 years ago

    your pov has created an image that looks like like a breaching whale, brian – ironic and poignant as if its penance is to remember the whales it took forever.

  • OldBirch
    OldBirchabout 4 years ago

    Supurb photo. I know what this looks like in reality. You have such a talent for making the ordinary look exordinary. And all in camera. Very impressive.
    (I love Nadine’s take on this)

  • mikrin
    mikrinabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture and history Brian!

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 4 years ago

    Great capture and angle!

  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    This is a wonderful capture!! Love the story too!

  • NordicBlackbird
    NordicBlackbirdabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous shot, Brian! Love its angle and detail in both textures (of the hull) and DoF (background). Awesome work, dear friend! x

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