Standing on the Bow of the World's Largest Ocean Liner

(Photos: Cunard/James Morgan)

The RMS Queen Mary 2 is the largest ocean liner ever built. It's operated by the Cunard Line, under which it makes regular transatlantic voyages. It's 1,132 feet long, which is twice as long as the height of the Washington Monument.

The ship has a bulbous bow designed to help water flow smoothly over the hull. Naval architects developed this concept in the 1950s. Ideally, it reduces fuel consumption by 5%. On a massive ship like the Queen Mary 2, that's a lot of fuel.

Cunard worked with photographer James Morgan to take these amazing pictures of Kevin Osprey, the captain of the ship, standing on the bulbous bow while it peeked above the surface of the water. You can view more photos in the series at Twisted Sifter.

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