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.
Total of 823 views as at 06.02.12
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.


  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsabout 4 years ago

    Well timed capture Clive.

  • Thank you so much Richard, had to wait a while, but it paid off

    – Clive

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.about 4 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful!

  • So appreciate your wonderful compliment and fave Fran, thank you xx

    – Clive

  • mltrue
    mltrueabout 4 years ago

    Wow! Amazing capture!

  • A lovely compliment Michelle, appreciated and thank you for the fave my friend xx

    – Clive

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 4 years ago

    this is amazing Clive it has to be a fave. What a capture my friend.x

  • Thanking you so kindly for both your wonderful ompliment and also for the fave Catherine, so appreciated my friend xx

    – Clive

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallabout 4 years ago
    My Goodness fantastic capture .We once went over to Jersey in the channel Islands by boat from Weymouth and I was so ill as it was a heavy swell . I was dreading coming back but I was alright as it happened .
  • Glad you survived the return voyage Lilian….lol….Appreciate your wonderful compliment my friend, thank you xx

    – Clive

  • JacquieDuncan
    JacquieDuncanabout 4 years ago

    Unreal Clive, such a spectacular capture, your truely amaze me with your work !

  • Such a wonderful compliment Jacquie, thank you so much my friend xx

    – Clive

  • Shannon Rogers
    Shannon Rogersabout 4 years ago

    Oh wow, what a ripper of a shot mate, how the heck you get that shot??? It came out amazing and the perfect title, very well done :)

  • Right place, right time I guess Shannon, so glad you like it…Greatly appreciate your wonderful compliment my friend

    – Clive

  • Karen K Smith
    Karen K Smithabout 4 years ago

    WHOA this is awesome..great timing, excellent color…love those big wakes:)))

  • They are great to watch Karen, so appreciate your wonderful compliment my friend xx

    – Clive

  • Many thanks for the fave my friend x

    – Clive

  • JDL15
    JDL15about 4 years ago

    Good action shot perfectly captured
    Great colour fade from bottom to top of image

  • Thanking you so very kindly for your great compliment John, so glad you like it my friend

    – Clive

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerabout 4 years ago

    Wow,where were you? Great capture Clive

  • In my little row boat….lol, no I was actually hanging off the end of a lonnnnng jetty. So appreciate your wonderful compliment Jamie, thank you

    – Clive

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