This photo of breaking waves was taken in springtime at Porthchapel beach, near the village of Porthcurno in the county of Cornwall, UK. This lovely little beach is reached by a short walk along the clifftop from either Porthcurno or Porthgwarra followed by a scramble down the rocks.

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  • Keith G. Hawley
    Keith G. Hawleyover 2 years ago

    That is an awesome capture… Great shot…

  • Thank you for your kind comment – I had great fun taking this shot!

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  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...over 2 years ago

    Nice wave action

  • Thank you for your kind comment. This is one of my favourite photos because it turned out so well and I had good fun taking the shot!

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  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you!

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    terezadelpilar...over 2 years ago


  • Thank you for featuring my work in the Sea group – I’m delighted! – Rachel

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  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithover 2 years ago

    Beautiful colours, great “take it and run” shot.

  • Thank you for your kind comment!

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  • BaVincio
    BaVincioover 2 years ago


  • Thank you for featuring my photograph in All About Water! I’m thrilled! – Rachel

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  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenover 2 years ago

    Wow, fabulous capture of these gorgeous, big waves! Love the colours and the action of the waves!

  • Thank you Tracy! When I saw the waves and colours I just had to get the camera out and had great fun trying to take the shot and dodge the sea at the same time! Rachel

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  • Winksy
    Winksyover 2 years ago


  • Thank you for your kind comment!

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  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 2 years ago

    Wow, what beautiful color and capture!

  • Thank you!

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  • LindaR
    LindaRover 2 years ago

    this is so beautiful ~ I would love to visit here someday ~ love the curl you caught xx

  • Hi Linda, thank you for your kind comment. The coastline around where this photo was taken is stunning – well worth a visit – ans also great for swimming when its not so rough! – Rachel

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