17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Ottoman Fortress Whale Skeleton
On the Aegean-sea side of Turkey just outside of the town of Kusadasi, there is an outpost built by the famous Ottoman pirate-turned-captain Barbarossa. Inside this fortress there is a whale skeleton of a beached whale that was put together. I found this to be incredibly fantastical and I thought about all the different seafaring people - greeks, romans, ottomans, that had come across so many sea creatures.
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||Nov. 7, 2019, 1:53 p.m.