Bursting Waves by George Cousins

September 2006 at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, a tiny fishing village about 30 miles or so from Halifax, with a permanent population of about 50. Plus thousands upon thousands of tourists from all over the world. The huge granite rocks are left over from the glaciers of the last Ice Age, 10,000 years ago, which carved out the cliffs and gullies that make the area so unique. This day the Atlantic Ocean was quite calm but there was that long slow ocean swell that rolls in slowly but with great force. The tide was low this time, but the force was enough to send the bursting surf straight up the cliffs and tower over these two people who actually weren’t soaked at all. The spray went up and did the usual seconds of pause and then collapsed, leaving them high and dry.
Sony DSCF828 camera with polarizing filter.

Featured in All Water In Motion Group



    GOSIA GRZYBEKabout 6 years ago

    This is fantastic

  • Thank you! It’s a wonderful place to watch the ocean surf beating against the shoreline. Sometimes I get wet..lol!

    – George Cousins

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekabout 6 years ago

    Must have had a kind wind that day !! Still, don’t think I’d want to get too close to those waves. Glad this was calm !!!

  • Yes, it was fairly calm. It’s the long slow ocean swells that make the boomers like that. The wind was offshore so they didn’t get wet at all.

    – George Cousins

  • ubumebme
    ubumebmeabout 6 years ago

    Wow how they didn’t get wet is a miracle…I wonder how if they managed a shot at that moment? What a capture that would be…too!

  • The wind was offshore so it blew the spray away from them, and me too..lol. I have a shot of a wave at that distance from me, I’ll post it soon.

    – George Cousins

  • Andrew Murrell
    Andrew Murrellabout 6 years ago

    You have caught the power of the see perfectly in this photo. Well done.

  • Thanks very much Andrew, much appreciated.

    – George Cousins

  • BigD
    BigDabout 6 years ago

    Congratulations you have been featured in All Water in Motion group. BigD

  • Wow! Just turned the PC on and what a great surprise. Many thanks indeed!

    – George Cousins

  • ubumebme
    ubumebmeabout 6 years ago

    congratulations on the well deserved feature.

  • Thanks Della, it was quite a surprise!

    – George Cousins

  • joyousmoon
    joyousmoonabout 6 years ago

    Stunning image! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Many thanks Pamela, much appreciated.

    – George Cousins

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Hello Monica, nice to meet you, and thanks very much for your kind comment!

    – George Cousins

  • Dohmnuill
    Dohmnuillover 5 years ago

    Good one – and a lovely place.

  • Hello there..nice to meet you, and many thanks for your visit and kind comment!

    – George Cousins

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorover 5 years ago

    Love it!

  • Hi Estes and Linda..thank you very much, really appreciated!

    – George Cousins

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