Although not quite hurricane force on this particular day, ocean swells and winds that sweep in off the Pacific Ocean to batter the West Coast of Vancouver Island can often be quite stormy and ruthless at stirring up the seascape.
To ward off nautical tragedies the Lennard Island Lighthouse was established and first manned in November 1904. The original building, which was knocked about by the violent temper of the Pacific Ocean, stood it's ground for more than 100 years before being replaced by two subsequent towers; one in 1968 (made of fibreglass and not engineered to withstand the strong winds), the other and current concrete tower in 1987.
The Lennard Island Lighthouse which is manned, has a prominent position and view of the beautiful and sometimes rugged Pacific Ocean seascape but remains a part of the West Coast coastal scenery near Tofino.
Stormy waves of the Pacific Ocean at the beach in Cox Bay near Tofino with the Lennard Island Lighthouse in the background, a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/25 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 160mm.
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