An Ocean's Fury

© Warren Ishii

An Ocean's Fury

Uploaded: June 15, 2003


On this day, a tropical storm produced gigantic waves of 30 to 45 feet on the outside and these 20 foot shorebreak monsters.


Jill Battaglia June 15, 2003

Love the composition, sharpness of the wave caught in action and the color in the water. Love it! :-) #40231

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 26, 2019

I've seen this one on another site. It's so beautiful, it looks like a painting. Just a great shot! #118647

Cathy Barrows May 26, 2019

fabulous can feel the power of the far out in the water were you #118677

Warren Ishii May 26, 2019

Cathy, being out in the water to capture this image would have been my last photo taken....I was "safely" situated at least 100 yards away (used a 400mm telephoto lens.) I hope this answers your inquiry. #118690

Roberta Davis May 26, 2019

great caputre! Love it! Where was this?? #118725

Warren Ishii May 26, 2019

Roberta, this photo was taken at Kaena Point in Hawaii. #118750

Carol Brill May 26, 2019

Beautifully sharp and clear--love the spectrum of blues and sense of movement you captured. #118751

Gary W. Lake May 26, 2019

Incredible waves! A great shot with wonderful detail. #118794

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic May 26, 2019

Beautiful shot with so much drama and composition! Good luck! #119005

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic July 07, 2003

I absolutely love this one. This is the kind of photo I would hang on my wall and never get tired of looking at! You've captured the beauty of the sea. Congrats and good luck! #135106

Gary W. Lake July 07, 2003

I agree with Mette - I would never get tired of looking at this one. Congrats - very deserving! #135515

Wolfgang Dolak July 07, 2003

Pure power - a fantastic photo, Warren!
birdie #135822

Terry McCully July 07, 2003

Great detail captured here! #136000

LJ Corliss level-classic July 07, 2003

Congrats to you :) #136460

Ellen Peach level-classic July 08, 2003

Fantastic work, Warren....congrats & good luck in the finals! #137776

Ron Goldman July 14, 2003

Congratulations on being the grand prize winner!!! Beautiful shot. #142162

Kathleen Clemons July 14, 2003

Congratulations to you!!!! #142185

Serena Pierce level-deluxe July 14, 2003

Congratulations Warren!! It's a beautiful image! #142202

Gabriela Cunha level-classic July 14, 2003

gy #142205

zcaley July 14, 2003

Super gigantic huge swells of congratulations to you Warren! #142217

Dolores Neilson July 14, 2003

Big congratulations on making the grand!! What an honor considering how many images were entered in the contest this month!! Woo hoooo!! #142271

Claudia Kuhn level-classic July 14, 2003

What a great image you captured Warren! Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner!!!! #142341

Patrick Campbell July 14, 2003

Congratulations on your big win Warren! Great job as always....Pat #142384

Jean Papo July 14, 2003

Congratulations, Warren, on this amazing and powerful photo!!!!!!!!! WOWEE! #142401

Connie L. Carpenter July 14, 2003

Congratulations.... wow, beautiful image. #142424

Evy Johansen level-classic July 14, 2003

Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner! This is a fantastic image!

Charlotte English July 14, 2003

Gorgeous image Warren. Congrats on this well deserved win! ;o) #142513

Donna Dunbar July 14, 2003

Congrats on your Grand Prize win. This is an awsome image you really deserve this award. #142514

David Bec July 15, 2003

Congratulations! It is really worth of Grand Prize!
David Bec #142623

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic July 15, 2003

Fantastic grand prize choice. I just love this photo:-) A big congrats from me! #142628

Theresa McCloskey July 15, 2003

Congratulations - wonderful picture #142702

Tony Gough July 15, 2003

Congrats on the big win Warren. A very powerful image. I feel the sea spray. #142754

Dick van Breda July 15, 2003

Congratulations, Warren to win the Grand Prize. Excellent photo and well deserved. Greetings, Dick #142762

Darren K. Fisher level-classic July 15, 2003

Congratulations to you Warren. Well deserved. #142781

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe July 15, 2003

Congrats from me, too. I knew this was the one that would win grand prize! It's outstanding! #142790

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict July 15, 2003

Congrats Warren - this is stupendous!! #142881

Judith G. Secco July 15, 2003

Congratualtions! Incredible shot!
Judy #142899

Michael McCook level-classic July 15, 2003

Congrats Warren, Fantastic shot. #142942

Bernard B. Travers July 15, 2003

Absolutely outstanding photography, Warren. Well deserving of your award. Congratulations. #142944

July 15, 2003

Congratulations,a fantastic shot,it`s well deserverd.Alan #142988

Richard P. Morin July 15, 2003

Congratulations, it's a great shot! #143000

Terry Gilman July 15, 2003

Absolutely fantastic Warren! #143018

Gerda Grice level-classic July 15, 2003

An absolutely wonderful image of the power and beauty of a strom at sea, Warren! Many congratulations on your GGrand Prize win! #143162

Darren M. Alexander July 15, 2003

Hang 10!!! ;-)

Congratulations! What an amazing shot! It kinda looks like something one of the great painters of history could have painted. :-) Great catch!

Cheers! #143232

Monika Sapek level-classic July 15, 2003

What a spectacular capture, Warren! Many congratulations on your Grand Prize win!

Gary W. Lake July 16, 2003

An excellent choice - congrats on a well-deserved win! #143854

Nicola Clark July 16, 2003

Congratulations on your win, well deserved. #143947

Murry Grigsby July 17, 2003

Congratulations on your GP win, Warren.
The colors and light are wonderful as is the feeling of action. Well done!! #144602

Marija Milovanovic Maksimovic July 18, 2003

Congratulations on your win Warren! Always pleasure to see your great captures of waves. #145540

Murtaza H. Saeed July 20, 2003

This looks like a chinese painting. One of the paintings that capture so much of the oceans movements, done in black and white, where you feel the water is dancing. You've done all that and more in this lovely colorful photo.
Congrats #146456

July 21, 2003

No Surfers here! Wow Warren, Congrats!

The actual deep natural colour of water, the turbulance between the sea and land created by the storm, rocks, spray, the white caps of the waves...

that is powerful.

Glad to read that you considered your personal safety in staying back to photograph this real natural force of nature.


Murtaza H. Saeed July 21, 2003

Warren, please tell us what camera you used for this one.
Murtaza #147130

doug Nelson July 21, 2003

Just when I'd thought I'd seen enough pictures of waves, this one blows me away. I like the sharp focus and fast shutter, too. #147276

Brenda Tharp July 28, 2003

Wow, Warren! This photograph is really incredible! It shows nature's power and unbelievable beauty all at the same time! Great job - wish I had waves like that when I was at Haena Point! Keep up the beautiful work. #152161

Karen Seargeant July 29, 2003

WOW, I am just catching up on all the winners. This is just an absolutely wonderful capture! CONGRATS! Well deserved. #152383

Donna J. Eaton August 03, 2003

I just realized that I didn't say congratulations on winning the grand prize for June!!! I love this one. I get the feeling I'm standing there. I can almost hear the ocean and feel the mist! It's a photograph full of power and beauty! Well done and a big congratulations on your well deserved win!!! #156241

Christina Bowker August 08, 2003

This is absolutely one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. SPECTACULAR! #160355

Christina Bowker August 08, 2003

This is absolutely one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. SPECTACULAR! #160356

Sharon Day level-classic July 11, 2004

What a beautiful photo of the crashing waves. I enjoyed feasting my eyes on it very much. Congratulations on a job well done :) #642806

September 05, 2004


WOW. #757028

Ursula I. Abresch July 01, 2005

Oh Warren, congratulations on this most beautiful picture!!!! I somehow missed it. It is just "WOW"!


Wes Thomas August 23, 2006

Absolutely awe inspiring. WOW! #3203610

Nancy Donnell January 19, 2008

Fantastic! I wonder if this is one of your photos that I saw all those years ago. It is just breathtaking!

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