My roots are in South Tyneside, and this is one of a series of images of the rock situated on the coast at Marsden.
On this particular morning, I 'bravely' ventured inside a section of the rock that I have witnessed gradually erode over a number of years to take its current form.
I wanted to capture the warm glow of the sunrise as it cast its red, yellow and orange glow on the sea below and the opening of the rock within which I stood. It was quite an exhilarating experience, and not a little bit scary!
I stood in the belly of a vast sea creature and peered out through its 'mouth' and its 'fangs' at the promise of daybreak.
Equipment: Canon EOS20D f20. 8 seconds Tripod
Location: Marsden South Shields
Photographer: Marshall Sisterson