Lofoten is the country of the mighty maelstrom. It's a very very strong current creating whirlpools and all sorts of scary things. It results from the tides stuck by the Lofoten barrier.
I camped for 2 nights on the coast right next to the Moskstraumen, the big maelstrom decribed by Edgar Allan Poe in "A Descent Into the Maelstrom". I've got plenty of white hair too now...
PS: this photo wasn't taken on the maelstrom, but I thought it would add some drama... You can go and watch the Moskstraumen by boat, but I didn't. Although I saw the maelstrom between the islands of Mosekenesoya and Flakstadoya. It's amazing! Like a white water river, but it's the sea...
I spotted this whirlpool on a lake. It was pretty big, the "hole" was a good 20cm in diameter, and it was very noisy.
Cool thing to watch.
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anes_lc (14968) 2007-07-26 3:31
a real great capture spectacular
congratulation ,i'm amazed also
marine-coeur (772) 2007-07-26 3:34
The nature is recycling, very good picture,well done nicolas.
masterrye (575) 2007-07-26 3:52
amazing picture! you captured it well! tfs
yanseiler (20) 2007-07-27 7:26
Salut Nico, l'effet pourraît être intéressant, mais pour capturer de l'eau en mouvement 1/1000 c'est mieux, ici rien de vraiment net...
AnimeshRay (9089) 2007-07-30 19:05
What a sight! Looks quite frightening in this photo.
sayan (2617) 2007-08-08 1:58
absolutely wonderful. also a bit scary! The framing is good. I wonder how you can get so close to this!
Luan (12971) 2007-09-23 6:19
t'as pris le syphon de l'evier ? ;o) non je est plaisante, l'effet est asez saisissant en faite car je me sens litteralement aspire par mon ecran ? c'est normal ?
fryz (1735) 2007-10-25 7:00
humm j'adore ;)
a+ Nicolas et merci pour ton message
MDL (1102) 2007-11-11 5:52
Good to see this kind of picture, the frame of maelstrom was amazing.
- Copyright: Nicolas Masse (nicoz) (1979)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-06-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro, Tamron UV
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Norway
- Date Submitted: 2007-07-26 3:27
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