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Whalebone, Orkney Mainland

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Whalebone, Orkney Mainland
Orkney - Birsay, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
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About the photo:

One of the more peculiar sights on Orkney Mainland is this whale hip bone, set up like some sort of a nautical standing stone, at the edge of the cliffs overlooking Skipi Geo, a few hundred yards east of the Brough of Birsay. The whale bone is not ancient, like the standing stones a few miles away at Brodgar, but the combination of the shape, the colours, and most of all, the superb location, make this a favourite photo of mine (just as Orkney itself is one of my favourite places to visit in the entire UK).

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