Technically speaking, a shipwreck is the remains of a ship that has wrecked, which are found either beached on land or sunken to the bottom of a body of water. Shipwrecking may be deliberate or accidental. Exposed wooden components decay quickly. Often the only wooden parts of ships that remain after a century are those that were buried in silt or sand soon after the sinking. An example of this is the Mary Rose. Steel and iron, depending on their thickness, may retain the ship’s structure for decades. These photographers manage to capture a few beautiful shipwrecks that are being slowly consumed by nature. Continue reading to see them all.