There’s something magically macabre about an old sailing vessel, which has run aground. Perhaps its the stark reminder that the inventions of man will never escape the violent clutches of nature. No matter how ingenious our mechanical interventions, they are no match for the moods and tantrums of the earth.

These are just some of the shipwrecks we spotted on the Skeleton Coast. Some are over one hundred years old – increasingly vanishing into the sea of sand that they now find themselves permanently docked in.