16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Waves Dwarfing a Surfer

January is a fun time to visit southern California: less crowds and milder weather. On this sunny winter day, I could've watched the giant waves crash against the shoreline all day. Here, in El Porto, near Manhattan Beach, a giant wave towers over a surfer going back out in the ocean for another ride. After capturing this image, I couldn't help but think about how SMALL humankind really is.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 04.2018
Photo Location: Manhattan Beach, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3200
Copyright: © Nicholas Senn