Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Temporary Waterfall

A couple of weeks ago we had some very stormy days on Lake Superior.  On one of those days I spent the better part of the day photographing the big waves as they rolled into shore in Grand Marais.  One of the more unique aspects of that day were all these temporary waterfalls that were created whenever an especially large wave would hit.  

On the west side of the harbor in Grand Marais there is a high section of rock that is very exposed to the waves.  Every now and then when a bigger wave made contact with the rock, it would send huge amounts of water up and over the top of the rock.  As the water washed down the harbor side of the rock, it made all these little channels of water that looked like waterfalls.  

It was a fun thing to watch, as the waterfalls only lasted about 10 to 15 seconds.  For a brief moment it was a waterfall paradise, then nothing but rock until the next big wave hit and another waterfall paradise was created.  

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