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Alcatraz prison sea

One of the most foreboding prisons in all of North America, Alcatraz stands isolated from civilization, on a small island off the coast of San Francisco. A tiny, inhospitable island served as a home for the inmates of Alcatraz. Jagged rocks and an ice-cold, tumultuous, Northern California ocean surround the prison, ensuring that escape from Alcatraz is next to impossible. This photograph instills awe in those discerning its composition. The rough, dark waters leading up to the island dominate nearly half the frame, while the famed and abandoned prison rises just above the center, retaining the attention of anyone who views it.