July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014

Surf and Turf

Photograph by Joe Hsu

A surfer rides a wave as it crashes onto the shore at Palm Beach in New South Wales, Australia, giving the ocean an otherworldly appearance. Palm Beach, a northern suburb of Sydney, is home to two Surf Life Saving clubs—one dating back to 1921.

This photo and caption were submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Winners will be announced July 31.


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14 comments
Gerry Patey
Gerry Patey

That is land under the surfer. Thankfully those white crests in front of the surfer are not well defined. If they were the surfer would be heading for a nose plant.

I too am curious, where is the photographer exactly seated?

Great pic.

Gakuru Ng'ang'a
Gakuru Ng'ang'a

Perfection, elegance and nature's might all rolled into one..

Denyse Holt
Denyse Holt

So Compelling.  I am curious as to what vantage point this picture was taken from



Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

I have never seen the ocean look like this before. Parts of it look like some kinda land mass, with rivulets flowing down. The left corner foreground could even be snow! But for that one figure that is definately surfing.A wonderful shot caught so well.  j.e.s.........

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