‘When I suggested we photograph the captain standing on the bulbous bow, they all looked at me like I was a tiny bit mad, but the fact it hadn’t been done was why we had to do it,’ photographer James Morgan told MailOnline.
Mr Morgan was in Sydney last week when he got a call that the conditions in Bali were perfect for the shoot and so he hurried to the Indonesian island to capture the images.
However, by the time he arrived the conditions had worsened and he spent a ‘nervous five or six hours on the bridge’, before the weather calmed and they were able to get the captain safely onto the bulbous bow.
Mr Morgan said ‘safety was paramount’ and they used two safety boats to transport Captain Oprey to the bow. He took the shot from a small boat floating in front of the Queen Mary 2.
She's on her Round-the-World cruise right now, and currently docked in Adelaide, Australia. The next big milestone for the ship will arrive in May, when the Queen Mary 2 sets off from Southampton on her 10th anniversary transatlantic sailing. Space on that westbound crossingfrom Southampton, England to New York, NYis still available, with balcony staterooms starting at $1,799, double occupancy.
[Images: James D. Morgan/REX/Cunard]