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The south jetty at the Columbia River mouth is pounded by the rough sea as seen from Cape Disappointment in Washington, USA.

On some days looking out over the rough sea from Cape Disappointment you can see the waves heading in to pumel the mouth of the Columbia River in Washington, USA. The waves can reach enormous heights and the sea can be ferocious even on a beautiful sunny day like this when the skies are clear and you can see straight across to the rough and rugged mountains in the background.The mouth of the Columbia River in Washington, USA widens to more than 10 miles and years ago great explorers could never locate it from the water because of the huge sand bars and rough sea that camouflaged it. Today the mouth of the Columbia River is still considered one of the most untrustworthy river bars around the world.During the winter the sea can be so rough that not one boat can get near the mouth of the river because of the large swells crashing in and the powerful tides heading out. This beautiful scenic view ... continue below the picture...



Rough Sea

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Photo of waves from the rough sea crashing in on the mouth of Columbia River in Washington, USA.

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... from Cape Disappointment can get you some award winning photos but don't venture too close as the rough sea has more power than humanly imaginable.Columbia River Mouth, looking from Cape Disappointment lighthouse, Washington, USA, North America.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1DS, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of 1/500 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 400mm.

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Rough Sea
The south jetty at the Columbia River mouth is pounded by the rough sea as seen from Cape Disappointment in Washington, USA.
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Rolf Hicker
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t1240 - Rough Sea

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