Haunting photos of an underwater whale graveyard are doing rounds on the web. The photos had been captured by a Swedish Photographer named Alex Dawson who gained first prize in Scuba Diving’s 2022 Underwater Photo Contest Wide Angle class, mentioned a report from Newsweek.
Mr Dawson took to Twitter on Wednesday to share few images of the whale graveyard he captured. While sharing the images, he wrote, “I’m very honored that Scuba Diving Magazine choose my image as a winner of 2022 in the wide-angle category.”
I’m very honored that Scuba Diving Magazine select my picture as a winner of 2022 within the wide-angle class. Last however not least one other picture additionally obtained awarded with an honorable point out. And an enormous thanks for the primary prize onboard the luxurious Red Sea Aggressor III in 2023 😊 pic.twitter.com/vHGh3uMArE
— Alex_Dawson_Photography (@AlexDawsonPhoto) September 21, 2022
“Last but not least another image also got awarded with an honorable mention. And a big thank you for the first prize onboard the luxurious Red Sea Aggressor III in 2023,” Mr Dawson additional wrote.
Mr Dawson advised Newsweek, “When I capture images I want to create ‘I wish I was there’ feelings. That’s my mantra.”
The picture reveals Mr Dawson and his companion Anna Von Boetticher below three ft of packed ice within the bay of Tasiilaq, in Greenland. The duo swam amongst nearly 20 whale carcasses to seize the successful shot, reported Newsweek.
The publish has obtained over 43,000 likes and greater than 6,000 retweets since being shared. Numerous customers have praised and congratulated the photographer for such an incredible shot within the publish’s remark space.
“Wow these are amazing,” wrote a consumer.
Another commented, “Award and more than deserved mention. Congratulations!!”
According to Newsweek, the bay of Tasiilaq is domestically often known as flenseplassen that typically means ‘skinning grounds’. The native Inuit hunters collect whale’s corpses and strip them all the way down to the naked bones. They draw the remaining materials again into the ocean throughout excessive tide.
“Usually, to see whale bones like this you would need a submarine,” Mr Dawson additional mentioned. But in Greenland, they’re barely touched and are simply 15 to twenty ft under the floor.
He spent almost an hour swimming beneath the ice to get the shot, altering respiration apparatuses as his breath condensed of their valves. After ending the dive, he advised. Newsweek, “Cold doesn’t give me any fear.”