Welcome to the Marine Gallery of August 2020, a monthly segment on our blog featuring the five best pictures of every month, selected by members of the MarineTraffic Photo Moderators. These could include images of vessels, ports or lighthouses from around the world.
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This is the lighthouse at the cape of Tainaron, or Cavo Matapa as many sailors call it, located at the southernmost point of mainland Greece.
Built back in 1887, it is a square, 16-metre tall tower that is still operational today.
For more great pictures of this beautiful lighthouse, click here.
Moving from Greece to another beautiful country, Denmark, here is the Hammeren lighthouse.
Located at Bornholm, a Danish island in the Baltic Sea, this circular granite tower is 91 metres tall as measured from sea level.
Want to know how many vessels are sailing now nearby? Check the list here.
The tower of the Vizhinjam was painted in white and red horizontal stripes to help mariners sailing in Kerala identify the lighthouse during the day.
Surrounded by coconut trees, this tower is a must-see for visitors in the area as it offers a great view from the top.
If you’re interested to find out what its height is, go here.
Painted in black and yellow stripes, the Les Chiens-Perrins lighthouse looks like a secure place for birds to rest and relax.
This is the offshore lighthouse you will see if you visit the Pointe du But, on Île d’Yeu; a French island.
It is an operational lighthouse which exhibits groups of nine flashes, with a short eclipse between them, at regular intervals of 15 seconds.
Find out more about it here.
What a stunning view of the Westhoofd lighthouse and its surrounding dune area in South Holland. No wonder this tall square tower is a famous tourist attraction.
It was last built in 1950, and its light characteristic is three flashes per 15 seconds.
Visit this page here to check more information about this tower.