HY2428 : Whale bones near Skipi Geo, 1982

taken 36 years ago, near to Lower Palace, Orkney Islands, Great Britain

Whale bones near Skipi Geo, 1982
Whale bones near Skipi Geo, 1982
From a distance, this looked like a sculpture of a bird. It is a whale vertebra mounted on what is probably a rib.
Compare this picture from 1982 with one taken 25 years later, where the vertebra has been reattached higher up its post LinkExternal link .
These bones are remarkably durable, said to have been erected in about 1876 from the remains of a beached whale LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
March 1982   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 10 January, 2010
Category
Coastal feature   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 249 286 [100m precision]
WGS84: 59:8.2963N 3:18.7784W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 249 286
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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