A huge swell breaks as a large container ship heads up through Port Phillip Bay, which is not far from Geelong on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria Australia.
Camera Olympus E-30, Focal length 300mm,
Shutter speed 1/320s, f.5.6, ISO200.
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These large swells are generated as strong currents enter through the “Rip” at the mouth of Port Phillip Bay from Bass Strait. The “Rip” is known by seafarers world wide as one of the most notorious stretches of water in the world, due to very strong currents that come up from the southern ocean, pass around both sides of Tasmania and meet at the “Rip”, huge swells, along with a narrow channel, and a deep underwater ravine, which was once the mouth of the Yarra River.