17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Big Wednesday, Nazaré

A few miles off the coast of Nazaré, there are drastic differences of depth between the continental shelf and the canyon. When swell heads to shore, it's quickly amplified where the two geomorphologic variables meet causing the formation of big waves

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Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Nazaré, Portugal
Copyright: © Antonio Mesquita