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Waves up close by GuineaPigDan Waves up close by GuineaPigDan
Towards one end of the beach was a large rock people could walk onto. While photographing another rock off to the side (the same rock in the previous two photos), some waves were also violently hitting the rock I was standing on. I tried to get as near as possible without getting wet and snap some photos of these waves up close.

Photographed 8/21/10.
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Inkletter Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Student Filmographer
Omg, did your camera get wet or something?
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GuineaPigDan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010   Filmographer
Nope. I stayed far away enough that my camera stayed dry.
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Inkletter Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Student Filmographer
Ok, good!
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crissandy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is fantastic.. :boing:
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AngelinaWhittington Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this. In Australia people get washed out to sea trying to get these pics. cos large waves come unexpectedly and the corpses wash up in New Zealand
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GuineaPigDan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010   Filmographer
That's... really morbid. I think I'll be more careful the next time I take photos like these.
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AngelinaWhittington Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You have to know the local conditions. Some places never have king waves and are quite safe, but if you are a tourist be careful.
I want to keep seeing your pics for years to come.
Hope I wasn't TOO morbid.:cuddle:
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GuineaPigDan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010   Filmographer
I looked up how far New Zealand is from Australia, and it's an average of 1,400 miles. The thought of drowning in one place and then washing ashore someplace far away just creeps me out. Are there actually people who transport the drowned bodies back to which ever country they came from to their families?
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AngelinaWhittington Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
There are only a few that washup in NZ and they do get transported back to Australia. Some washup on other beaches. Some are never found, presumed eaten by sharks.
Really there are not that many, but it happens often enough to be scary
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Aug 21, 2010, 5:10:47 PM