19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A large wave in Moorea, French Polynesia

Huge waves crest and curl against the reef in Moorea, French Polynesia. They are some of the largest in the world. When this photo was taken, a strong wind was blowing water droplets into a spray back and over the waves.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: near Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Camera: NIKON Z 6
Copyright: © Glenn Ostle