Photographer's Note

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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Additional Photos by Nicolas Masse (nicoz) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 192 W: 14 N: 299] (1979)
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