This gloomy picture shows the sunken Cemfjord lying on its side on the bottom of the Pentland Firth.
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released the sonar image of the cement carrier after completing it surveys of the vessel.
Eight men are presumed dead after the mysterious sinking at the start of January.
The MAIB is making inquiries into the incident.
A remote operated vehicle has also been sent down to the ship, which is resting at a depth of around 270ft.
A spokesman for the MAIB said it has completed both the multibeam side scan sonar and ROV surveys of Cemfjord
It is hoped that the scans will help ascertain what caused the disaster.
The bulk carrier was last recorded travelling west through the firth on the afternoon of Friday, January 2.
But its upturned hullwas discovered by a Northlink ferry the following day.
No sign of the crew was found despite a major search, and it is thought the vessel was overwhelmed so suddenly that their bodies may be still on board. Mysteriously, electronic devices that should have alerted the Coastguard to the sinking did not activate.
New image of sunken Cemfjord on the seabed released