Alex O'Brien

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The power and beauty of crashing waves in Australia

The power and beauty of crashing waves in Australia

As anyone who’s been dumped by a huge wave in the surf would agree, there are times where ocean can overwhelm you with its incredible, raw power.

But there’s a beauty in this power.

Australian photographer Warren Keelan has sought to illustrate the power and beauty of waves in Australia in a photo essay that examines the power of waves.

Keelan’s photography certainly captures the intensity and energy exhibited by these swelling tides, but the images also reveal how each wave is unique. When you scroll through Keelan’s compelling photo essay you almost imbue each wave with a personality.

Growing up in Wollongong Mr Keelan’s fascination with the water began early, and has continued into adulthood where he’s documented waves for the last four years.

“I’ve always had a fascination with nature, especially the ocean and its ever changing forms, and I am compelled to capture and share what I feel are special and unique moments in the sea,” Keelan told Lost at E Minor.

“I love the raw, unpredictable nature of water in motion and the way sunlight brings it all to life, from both above and below the surface. For me, the challenge is creating an image that hopefully tells a story or leaves an impression on the viewer.”

To see all the images, scroll through the gallery above.

It’s a difficult decision, but which photograph is your favourite?

Please let us know in the comments below.

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