Ripple by Jesus Concepcion

Ripple, 2016

Jesus Concepcion

The grace and power of a crashing wave takes center stage in this dynamic black and white image from near the photographer’s hometown of Santoña, Spain. The enormous swell looks like a living creature, its giant tail raised to batter the rock the lighthouse stands on. A spray of foam, escaped from the main crest, has already drenched part of the island. You can almost hear the screams of the wheeling birds overhead and feel the salt spray of the powerful wave. This is a rare capture of a single moment of arrested movement — poetry in motion.

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