Shipwreck Carcasses Strewn Around the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa [Gallery]

They lie on the rocks like the carcasses of strange, beached sea creatures. Hulking wrecks of metal, tossed up by the ocean, slowly disintegrating in the wet, salty sea air. The water behind them may look calm in these photographs, but don’t be fooled: this is one of the world’s most dangerous coastal stretches for ships — as indicated by the broken relics that litter the shoreline or lie beneath the waves.

Check out this excellent, historical photo gallery of shipwrecks along the Cape of Good Hope (via Environmental Graffiti).

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