This couple were intent on getting as close as they safely could to the edge of the rock ledges at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada, during a building Atlantic Ocean storm. The rocks are millions of years old and withstood the passage of the glaciers in the last Ice Age, about 10,000 years ago. These winds were moderate, but still enough to create heavy surf and bursting spray along the coastline. Peggy’s Cove is a little fishing village about 30 miles south of Halifax, permanent population about 50, but host to millions of visitors over the years. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada, with dozens of photo opportunities and spectacular changes of weather to suit anyone’s tastes.

Oct. 21, 2006, Sony DSCF828 camera


  • Mukesh Srivastava
    Mukesh Srivastavaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture,George!!!!

  • Hi Mukesh, thanks for your kind comment! Much appreciated.

    – George Cousins

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture George…..what a turbulant sea in this. You showed the fury of the atlantic very nicely here. Great dop as well with the people in the forground !!

  • Hi Sean, I followed this couple all over the place, we were looking for the same views I guess! I can never resist going to the ocean in a storm, you can’t get closer to nature than that :)

    – George Cousins

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 5 years ago

    Excellent photo George and it wont surprise you to know that I took an almost identical shot quite recently!! I love the atmosphere you have captured in this one. A great piece of work old friend. Peter

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsover 5 years ago

    Hi Peter, good to see you again. I’ve been having problems with the new uploader so falling behind a bit.No, I’m not surprised at! We seek out the same sort of scenes, and it’s great to be able to compare notes and shots. Many thanks for the kind words! Cheers, George

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekover 5 years ago

    Good shot, George !
    Makes you wonder what kind of shots the guy with the camera got. :)

  • I think the one he was taking then would have had a lot of white in it! We chased each other around the rocks for at least an hour that day. They managed to get a bit wet several!

    – George Cousins

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