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Just about one mile from the town of Whitby in North Yorkshire, England, at the North end of Saltwick Bay is the large shale outcrop called Saltwick Nab. From some angles, Saltwick Nab has the shape of a huge whale rising out of the water.

This View is from the Cleveland Way cliff-top path.

If you look closely, you may be able to see the two people on the beach, it will give you some idea of the scale.

Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm

Three bracketed RAWs Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.


Related shots can be found at: Yorkshire, England or you can look at all my HDR shots.

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  • Fara
    Faraabout 2 years ago

    It does look like a creature emerging from the sea……………………I wonder if it was submerged during the horrendous weather to hit Whitby in recent days……………………..very good capture dear Tom……………………….x

  • Thank you dear Joyce, it is a huge rock. If you look carefully, you will see that there are two people on the beach, this will give you an impression of the scale …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallabout 2 years ago

    Certainly an unusual shape.

  • Thank you so much Lilian, If you look carefully, you will see that there are two people on the beach, this will give you an impression of the scale …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 2 years ago


  • Thank you kindly Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Albert
    Albertabout 2 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Very much appreciated Albert …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 2 years ago

    Wow,,,that’s amazing,,well captured Tom!

  • Thank you kindly …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 2 years ago

    This is marvelous dear Tom.I think it also looks like a large bottle.x

  • Thank you dear Catherine, I agree …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosabout 2 years ago

    Very well seen and captured, Tom..!

  • Thank you kindly Adri …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessabout 2 years ago

    How beautiful, Tom. Great composition, especially. x

  • Thank you so much Agnes …

    – Tom Gomez

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 2 years ago

    Och, Tom! This is as rich & striking an example of littoral splendour as I’ve ever seen, & that’s no exaggeration. Thanks for pointing out those two tiny figures; the eye is fooled until you note their presence. I love this. Magnificent! I am taking deep breaths even as I type….

  • Thank you dear Sheila …
    During the 17th and 18th Century, Alum was mined and processed from, and at, this bay, it was an important industry for the area …

    – Tom Gomez

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