TF6842 : Dead whale on beach at Old Hunstanton - Christmas Day 2011

near to Old Hunstanton, Norfolk, Great Britain

Dead whale on beach at Old Hunstanton - Christmas Day 2011
Dead whale on beach at Old Hunstanton - Christmas Day 2011
This decomposing body of a 55ft sperm whale had been washed up on the beach at Old Hunstanton on Christmas Eve. According to reports the body was first seen on the salt marshes near RAF Holbeach bombing range a week earlier. Within 24 hours of me taking this photo someone had sawn off half the bottom jaw from this unfortunate creature. For a video see LinkExternal link It was eventually removed by contractors who had to saw it into sections and load them into skips, see LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 27 December, 2011
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6813 4281 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.3788N 0:30.0868E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6815 4281
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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