An incoming tide surges along the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline of the Fossil Forest in the Catlins, a collision which sends waves reaching for the sky.
Ocean surface waves are often the result of distant winds which may have been blowing far out at sea. The Catlins coastline is open to the Pacific Ocean and therefore could be susceptible to large swells which are generated from ocean winds. Other influencing factors on the size of a wave is the depth of the water, and wind speed. Combined with an incoming tide the wind and ocean work together to create some spectacular wave action along the Catlins Coast of New Zealand.
Large waves along the rugged coastline of Curio Bay at the Fossil Forest along the Southern Scenic Route, Catlins, Otago, East Coast, South Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/11.0, exposure time of 1/160 sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 275mm.
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