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Rusting abandoned whale oil tanks are the only remnants of the Deception Island whaling operation.

In the urban landscape photo above, large metal oil tanks are slowly rusting on the volcanic black rock beach in an abandoned whaling station.  The old station is located at Whalers Bay on Deception Island, a barren outer shore of an active volcano in Antarctica's South Shetland Islands.  The abandoned remains are haunting.

Whalers Bay Station Antarctica

The vast, hulking round graffiti-covered tanks that once held thousands of gallons of whale oil.  The massive storage tanks sit there, rusted and empty.  Once a hugely successful commercial operation in the Antarctic, the invention of offshore whaling in 1925 signaled the end of operations on Deception Island.

Upon completing your order, you will receive an instantly downloadable HIGH Resolution - 300Dpi JPG or TIFF file.

Please be aware you are purchasing a digital download. You will not receive a physical photo, and nothing will be shipped. Any frames, mounting options, or presentation styles are shown for representation purposes only and are not included in this purchase.

Which is better, TIFF or JPG, for art prints?

One of the most frequently asked questions is what is the difference between JPG and TIFF? I have written an article discussing the difference. Click here for more information.


This image and artwork are © Dan Kosmayer. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  Printing and use of this image are regestricted to PERSONAL USE.  Any sale, distribution, or modification of this image without prior written authorization is prohibited.  Agency licensing is available, don't hesitate to contact me.

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