Whe she took this photo of dramatic cliffs soaring above a churning sea, Caroline Gray was hoping for a memorable landscape shot.
What she got was a portrait – of a ghostly figure she believes looks like the Virgin Mary.
Mrs Gray, 38, said the grey figure of a woman, who appears to be holding a lamp aloft, was not visible when she focused her digital camera at the rocks on a visit to Western Beach in Newquay.
But when she got home from her Cornish holiday and went through her snaps, she said the woman had mysteriously appeared in the cliffs.
‘There was absolutely nobody else on the beach at the time, which makes this all the more intriguing,’ Mrs Gray said from her home in Chester.
‘It looks like a pregnant woman and she appears to be holding a lamp. It certainly looks like the Virgin Mary.’
The mother of three was in Newquay on a Valentine’s Day break with her husband Stephen, 53, last month.