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Ocean Collection

"Ocean: A Timeless Tapestry of Stories and Wonders" In the vast expanse of the ocean, where the waves crash against the rocks, a mesmerizing sight unfolds

Background imageOcean Collection: Little blue penguin (Eudyptula minor), two standing on rocks at night

Little blue penguin (Eudyptula minor), two standing on rocks at night, silhouetted against Melbourne city lights. St Kilda breakwater, Victoria, Australia. December 2016

Background imageOcean Collection: Union-Castle shipping line poster

Union-Castle shipping line poster
Poster advertising the Union Castle shipping lines services to South and East Africa via the Canary Islands and Madeira featuring a big ship forging through the waves

Background imageOcean Collection: OCEAN LINER QUEEN MARY. The Cunard White Star liner Queen Mary launched in 1934

OCEAN LINER QUEEN MARY. The Cunard White Star liner Queen Mary launched in 1934. Painting, 1934, by William McDowell

Background imageOcean Collection: Map of the Word with lines marking boundaries of tectonic plates

Map of the Word with lines marking boundaries of tectonic plates

Background imageOcean Collection: EXPL2A-00352

EXPL2A-00352
The Hereford Mappa Mundi of 1280 - Jerusalem is at the center, Europe lower left, Africa lower right. Printed color halftone reproduction 19th century

Background imageOcean Collection: An illustration of the Queen Mary ocean liner

An illustration of the Queen Mary ocean liner
An illustration from an advertisement for cruises on the Queen Mary cruise liner

Background imageOcean Collection: Australia Wollongong beach

Australia Wollongong beach
View of Grand pacific drive near Sydney, Australia

Background imageOcean Collection: The Great Wave off Kanagawa

The Great Wave off Kanagawa (c. 1830-1833). This woodblock print is by the Japanese artist Hokusai

Background imageOcean Collection: Page 30 Ice Islands, 1768-75

Page 30 Ice Islands, 1768-75
5670280 Page 30 Ice Islands, 1768-75 by Hodges, William (1744-97); Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales; (add.info.: Possibly by Georg Foster)

Background imageOcean Collection: Canadian Pacific Cabin steamers to Canada

Canadian Pacific Cabin steamers to Canada -- the Montrose leaving Liverpool. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageOcean Collection: VANDERBILT: STEAM YACHT. Cornelius Vanderbilts paddle-box steam yacht, North Star

VANDERBILT: STEAM YACHT. Cornelius Vanderbilts paddle-box steam yacht, North Star. Wood engraving, American, 1855

Background imageOcean Collection: Kiss of the Oceans - Atlantic meets Pacific - Panama Canal

Kiss of the Oceans - Atlantic meets Pacific - Panama Canal
The Kiss of the Oceans - The Atlantic meets the Pacific due to the construction of The Panama Canal - A lovely allegorical card relating to this phenomenal engineering project

Background imageOcean Collection: Child Wearing a Swim Cap Sitting in the Surf, 1922 (screen print)

Child Wearing a Swim Cap Sitting in the Surf, 1922 (screen print)
2622357 Child Wearing a Swim Cap Sitting in the Surf, 1922 (screen print) by American School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Vintage illustration of a young girl in a swim cap)

Background imageOcean Collection: IROQUOIS CREATION MYTH. Sky Woman. A depiction of the Iroquois creation myth

IROQUOIS CREATION MYTH. Sky Woman. A depiction of the Iroquois creation myth. Oil on canvas, 1936, by Ernest Smith

Background imageOcean Collection: Iceland map, 1800s

Iceland map, 1800s
Map of Iceland, 1870s. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustratioin

Background imageOcean Collection: Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620

Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620
The " Mayflower" bringing the first colonists to Massachusetts, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Map of Australia

Map of Australia, showing her natural and industrial resources. 20th century

Background imageOcean Collection: Queen Mary, Cunard cruise ship

Queen Mary, Cunard cruise ship
Poster by Turner of the Cunard liner, the Queen Mary

Background imageOcean Collection: Continental drift after 250 million years

Continental drift after 250 million years, showing the supercontinent of Pangea Ultima, which was named for the ancient supercontinent of Pangea

Background imageOcean Collection: ANDERSEN: LITTLE MERMAID. The Little Mermaid. Drawing, 1932, by Jeannie Harbour for the fairy tale

ANDERSEN: LITTLE MERMAID. The Little Mermaid. Drawing, 1932, by Jeannie Harbour for the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen

Background imageOcean Collection: HMS Ocean at sea

HMS Ocean at sea
Pictured is HMS OCEAN, the Royal Navys Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH) and Fleet Flagship. She is pictured with Merlin and Chinook Helicopters on her deck

Background imageOcean Collection: THE QE2

THE QE2
The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 ( QE2 ), Cunard Line Ocean Liner, flagship of the line from 1969 to 2004. Date: 1977

Background imageOcean Collection: Poster advertising the White Star Line, Europe to America

Poster advertising the White Star Line, Europe to America
Poster advertising voyages on the White Star Line from Europe to America

Background imageOcean Collection: Sunset at Moonta Bay, Copper Coast Region, Northern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Sunset at Moonta Bay, Copper Coast Region, Northern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Moonta Bay is located in the Copper Coast region of Northern Yorke Peninsula South Australia, adjacent to the historic town of Moonta and Port Hughes

Background imageOcean Collection: KOREAN WAR: SHIP REFUELING. The destroyer USS Shelton and the aircraft carrier USS Antietam

KOREAN WAR: SHIP REFUELING. The destroyer USS Shelton and the aircraft carrier USS Antietam refueling from the tanker USS Tolovana in Korean waters

Background imageOcean Collection: The Neck of Bruny Island, South Eastern Coast of Tasmania, Australia

The Neck of Bruny Island, South Eastern Coast of Tasmania, Australia
Bruny Island is an island off the south-eastern coast of Tasmania, from which it is separated by the D Entrecasteaux Channel

Background imageOcean Collection: Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel

Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel
Burgh Island is a small tidal island on the coast of South Devon. There are several buildings on the island, the largest being the Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel

Background imageOcean Collection: RMS Mauretania

RMS Mauretania - Passenger liner of the Cunard White Star line, she held the Blue Riband for 21 years; she was withdrawn from service and broken up in 1935. Date: circa 1907

Background imageOcean Collection: SURVEYORS. Surveyors at work on land and sea. Colored German engraving, 1594

SURVEYORS. Surveyors at work on land and sea. Colored German engraving, 1594

Background imageOcean Collection: Jules Vernes Nautilus submarine, artwork

Jules Vernes Nautilus submarine, artwork
Nautilus submarine. Artwork of the submarine Nautilus surfacing rapidly after sinking a ship. This scene is from the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870)

Background imageOcean Collection: Viking ship at sea

Viking ship at sea
Norsemen at sea following their raven pilot. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOcean Collection: Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, near Hout Bay, South Africa

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, near Hout Bay, South Africa

Background imageOcean Collection: PEHE NU-E: MOBY DICK. The only known picture of Moby Dick drawn during Herman Melvilles lifetime

PEHE NU-E: MOBY DICK. The only known picture of Moby Dick drawn during Herman Melvilles lifetime: wood engraving, late 19th century

Background imageOcean Collection: Poster, Zeppelin to South America

Poster, Zeppelin to South America
Poster advertising the German Zeppelin Hamburg-American Line, LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin airship service from Friedrichshafen, Germany, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. circa 1934

Background imageOcean Collection: Cunard Line Poster

Cunard Line Poster, the fastest ocean service in the world, promoting the Mauretania, Berengaria, and Aquitania cruise ships between Southampton and New York

Background imageOcean Collection: Kraken attacking ship during a storm

Kraken attacking ship during a storm
A mythical Kraken attacking a sailing vessel during a storm

Background imageOcean Collection: RMS Olympic EPW041070

RMS Olympic EPW041070
The RMS Olympic in White Star dock 44, Southampton. Photographed in April 1933 by Aerofilms Ltd

Background imageOcean Collection: Earth from space, satellite image

Earth from space, satellite image
Earth from space. Satellite image showing North and South America as seen from 35, 000 kilometres above the Earths surface. North is at top and the Moon is at upper right

Background imageOcean Collection: Europe at night, satellite image

Europe at night, satellite image. City lights (yellow) of increasing intensity show areas of increasing population, with areas of few lights being more sparsely populated

Background imageOcean Collection: Whole Earth at night, satellite image

Whole Earth at night, satellite image
Whole Earth map at night, satellite image. Here, Africa is seen at centre. City lights (yellow) of increasing intensity show areas of increasing population

Background imageOcean Collection: Poster for Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line to Australia

Poster for Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line to Australia
Poster for the Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line: cruises to Australia via the Suez Canal and Colombo (one class only)

Background imageOcean Collection: French Line Normandie poster

French Line Normandie poster
French Line poster for the SS Normandie ocean liner, the worlds most perfect ship

Background imageOcean Collection: R Ms Chusan P and O Line Ocean liners Shipping

R Ms Chusan P and O Line Ocean liners Shipping
R, M, S, Chusan, P, and, O, Line, Ocean, liners, Shipping, Watercolour, painting, J, Nicholson, 12022490

Background imageOcean Collection: Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) diving beneath ocean surface. Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka

Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) diving beneath ocean surface. Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka

Background imageOcean Collection: Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) diving for fish, split level shot, Shetland, Scotland, UK

Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) diving for fish, split level shot, Shetland, Scotland, UK, September

Background imageOcean Collection: Tangalooma Wrecks Aerial

Tangalooma Wrecks Aerial
One of the most famous wrecks on Moreton Island is the Tangalooma Wrecks. Fifteen vessels that were deliberately sunk to form a breakwall for small boats also creating an amazing wreck dive

Background imageOcean Collection: Cornwall - Holywell Bay

Cornwall - Holywell Bay
Sunset at Holywell Bay near Newquay in northern Cornwall, UK



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"Ocean: A Timeless Tapestry of Stories and Wonders" In the vast expanse of the ocean, where the waves crash against the rocks, a mesmerizing sight unfolds. Two little blue penguins stand proudly on the St Kilda breakwater in Victoria, Australia. Against the backdrop of Melbourne city lights twinkling in the night sky, their silhouettes create a captivating scene that won hearts in the COP26 Countdown Photo Competition 2021. As we gaze upon this image, it evokes memories of iconic artworks like "The Great Wave off Kanagawa, " reminding us of nature's immense power and beauty. It transports us to another time when a child wearing a swim cap sat peacefully amidst crashing surf back in 1922. But oceans hold more than just visual marvels; they are gateways to exploration and adventure. The majestic Queen Mary sails through these waters as part of Cunard's fleet, carrying dreams and aspirations across continents. And who can forget that magical moment when Atlantic meets Pacific at Panama Canal? In an enchanting embrace known as "Kiss of the Oceans, " two great bodies merge, symbolizing unity and connection between distant lands. Delving deeper into history and mythology, we encounter Sky Woman from Iroquois creation myth—a tale woven with celestial beings descending upon Earth to shape its wonders. Just like their story resonates through generations, so does our fascination with oceans endure since ancient times. Traveling further north towards Iceland brings us to an old map from the 1800s—tracing intricate coastlines surrounded by untamed seas. It reminds us how humans have navigated these treacherous waters for centuries while uncovering new territories. Speaking of exploration, let's not forget those brave pilgrims aboard Mayflower sailing across stormy seas in search of freedom—a voyage etched forever in history books as they embarked on a new chapter in America's story.