Marine Gallery December 2021

Welcome to the Marine Gallery of December 2021, 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.

We encourage everyone to submit photos by signing up on the MarineTraffic site and taking advantage of the easy-to-use uploading process. View more vessel photos on the MarineTraffic photo directory.

Considered one of the most beautiful areas due to its location at the confluence of the Nile River with the Mediterranean Sea, this picture takes us to Ras El Bar, in Damietta city of Egypt.

In Ras El Bar, there are two lighthouses opposite each other, and this smaller red one is overlooking the port of Damietta, offering fascinating views to tourists like the one here.

The interval of its flashing is 30 seconds and the tower’s height is 43 metres.

Wondering what vessels are sailing nearby, and in what distance? Check all information here.

The 99-metre long, Mull of Galloway looks so impressive even when photographed at night.

A fully operational lighthouse located in Scotland’s most Southerly Point, this is one of the best-kept secrets in the UK which offers stunning views to visitors who will climb the 115 steps to the top, according to the Lighthouse’s official website.

One flash every 20 seconds is keeping the ships sailing by safe in the area.

Check its precise position on the Live Map here.

On the central south coast of Iceland, one can visit this spectacular, almost like a castle lighthouse in Dyrhólaey which literally means “the hill island with the door hole”.

Its white light flashes once every 10 seconds and the building consists of a square concrete tower, painted white with red trim.

For even more fascinating photographs of the tower of Dyrhólaey, visit its detail page here.

On Wikipedia, we read the following: Belém Tower, officially the Tower of Saint Vincent is a 16th-century fortification located in Lisbon that served as a point of embarkation and disembarkation for Portuguese explorers and as a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon.

Adding to these, on MarineTraffic, we also find that 21 vessels are sailing close to Torre De Belem at the time of writing and 20 more pictures of this beautiful tower as well.

Check these and more here.

The eight-metre tall Fort Point Light is a decommissioned lighthouse built on the third tier of Fort Point, which is now directly beneath the south anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.

This lighthouse is at the south end of the narrowest part of the Golden Gate strait. Sources say that it was preceded by two other lighthouses in nearby locations. The present lighthouse was in operation from 1864 until 1934.

Visit the detail page of the lighthouse here to find out its focal height and even more amazing pictures.
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