This island was the site of commercial whaling activity in the early twentieth century. The decaying infrastructure left behind sits starkly against the backdrop of what is the caldera of an active volcano and is a reminder of a wasteful human industry that decimated the whale population in the surrounding ocean.

Whaler’s Bay, Deception Island, Antarctica
Canon EOS 7D Mk II, Canon EF100–400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, 1/500, f/5.6, ISO 200, handheld

by Andrew Peacock