Sargasso sea

Uploaded: July 23, 2020 | Entered: July 23, 2020 11:40:57


I took this photo on a cruise ship traveling from Boston to Bermuda. It was not a pleasant night but I had to take a couple of pictures (actually more than 50). There were a lot of lightning strikes far away (fortunately) and the heat and humidity was almost unbearable. The Sargasso Sea, located entirely within the Atlantic Ocean, is the only sea without a land boundary. It is bounded by ocean currents on all sides. Free floating golden-brown seaweed is known as Sargassum and therefore such name of the sea. Bermuda is near its western fringes. PS CC, Topaz.

Exif: Camera: Canon Canon EOS 7D; Shutter Speed: 1/3200; Aperture: f/8.0; ISO: 1250; Orientation: 1; Date: 2020:07:23 11:44:01


Janet Criswell level-deluxe July 23, 2020

Wonderful image, Natasha! #1743396

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 23, 2020

Fantastic work - Looks like a rough night!! #11820409

LJ Corliss level-classic July 23, 2020

Excellent :) #11820414

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic July 23, 2020

Terrific image of a terrible night, Natasha! Great capture! #11820441

Terry Cervi level-classic July 23, 2020

What an amazing capture, Natasha! It's just stunning but what you had to endure to get it!!! #11820480

Terry Korpela level-deluxe July 24, 2020

Nicely Done Natasha! #11820507

Harvey A. Ravitch July 24, 2020

This is Awesome, & Powerful ! I can feel the mood & danger you experienced while capturing it So Beautifully ! #11820551

Robert/Donna Green level-deluxe July 25, 2020

Great creativity and presentation! Natasha #11820901

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe July 26, 2020

Thank you all very much! Your comments are always greatly appreciated! #11821045

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 27, 2020

Very impressive and capturing this storm turmoil had to be more than dramatic - probably leaning more towards frightening...but oh, what a capture, Natasha! Love the information, also, never knew the Sargasso Sea had no land boundaries. I should be calling you, "The Intrepid Natasha"! :) #11821280

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe July 27, 2020

Thank you very much, Val! And I am very far from intrepid. It just happened that night. #11821287

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.

2-for-1 Super SALE ends in...


Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class. Editor's Pick

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Natasha Pliss.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer. Contact photographer via gallery
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.