You are looking at Joost van den Broek’s photograph of a 16 year old cadet, Kirill Lewerski, from the Russian tall ship Kruzenshtern. The history of the vessel is interesting enough. Pair that with this image, both eerie and beautiful, and it becomes downright compelling. Part of a selection of photographs from the 2011 World Press Photojournalism Awards. Well worth looking at all of the photographs. Via Flavorpill.