glory, as the ceaseless pounding of Atlantic
waves has sculpted it's sandstone cliffs into
spectacular shapes. Yesnaby has an extraordinary
array of sea-stacks, caves, natural arches,
blow-holes and the narrow, trench like inlets..
Photographed here as evening falls and another
A winter storm wrecks havoc on the Churchill
Barriers. The barriers were built in the 1940s
primarily as naval defences to protect the anchorage
at Scapa Flow, but now link Orkney Mainland in the north
to the island of South Ronaldsay via Burray and the
two smaller islands of Lamb Holm and Glimps Holm.
The eastern passages were protected by measures including
sunken block ships, booms and anti-submarine nets, but
U-47 entered at night at high tide by navigating between
the block ships. On 14 October 1939, the Royal Navy
battleship HMS Royal Oak was sunk at her moorings within the
natural harbour of Scapa Flow, by the German U-boat
U-47 under the command of Günther Prien. U-47 had
entered Scapa Flow through Holm Sound, one of several
eastern entrances to Scapa Flow.
The stormy lighting with rays of light coming down on
the mast of a sunken boat.
A large stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay
of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland, Orkney, Scotland.
It consists of ten clustered houses, and was occupied from roughly 3100-2500 BC. It is Europe's most complete Neolithic
village and the level of preservation is such that it has
gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
The village of Skara Brae lay hidden under grass and soil
until 1850, when in the winter of that year a major storm
stripped the grass from a large mound known as Skerrabra