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It will eat you if you get too close. Literally. Follow @thurstonphoto on Instagram for more.

It will eat you if you get too close. Literally. Follow @thurstonphoto on Instagram for more.
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Contest Finalist in Powerful Photo Contest
People's Choice in Light In Water Photo Contest by DigitalRev
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Absolute Masterpiece
Superb Composition
Top Choice
Jaw Dropping
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Superior Skill
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Peer Award
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Outstanding Creativity
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All Star
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Magnificent Capture
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Exceptional Contrast
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Genius
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Great Find
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One Of A Kind
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Top Ranks

Creative Boundaries Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Inspired By The World Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Inspired By The World Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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124 Comments |
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 November 19, 2013
Incredible shot! :)
thurstonphoto
thurstonphoto November 20, 2013
:) Thanks!!
herman-anwar
 
herman-anwar November 19, 2013
amazing shot
thurstonphoto
thurstonphoto November 20, 2013
Thankyou!
MSPhotography
 
MSPhotography November 20, 2013
This is an amazing image of light and contrast. Really captures the power of the ocean, well done.
thurstonphoto
thurstonphoto November 20, 2013
Appreciate the feedback Mark! :)
jojoxena
 
jojoxena November 20, 2013
Incredible colour and movement,my favourite of your wave shots.
thurstonphoto
thurstonphoto November 20, 2013
Thanks so much! Happy to hear! :)
jleiweke
 
jleiweke November 28, 2013
Congrats!
RachelFlint
 
RachelFlint November 28, 2013
Super Surf....Love it! :-)
Timbo
 
Timbo November 28, 2013
Simply outstanding, great colour, brilliant compostion and you have captured the energy.... Awarded.... Well done
AlanJakarta
 
AlanJakarta November 28, 2013
Brilliant shot. Congratulations.
Wizzard PRO+
 
Wizzard November 28, 2013
Remarkable image! Congrats!
gopalakrishnan
 
gopalakrishnan November 28, 2013
great capture
robogow
 
robogow November 28, 2013
Great shot
HelenRea
 
HelenRea November 28, 2013
Fantastic....congratulations on your win! :)))
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon November 28, 2013
Brilliant colour and composition. Congratulations on your feature
Douglas_Kelley PRO+
 
Douglas_Kelley November 28, 2013
Very Cool dude
catini
 
catini November 28, 2013
Very nice, congrats on your feature!
parthgupta
 
parthgupta November 28, 2013
WOW!
I'm speechless mate . WOW!
iceman2
 
iceman2 November 28, 2013
Excellent capture.Congrats!
JKSImagery
 
JKSImagery November 28, 2013
Excellent shot!
FrankSomma
 
FrankSomma November 28, 2013
Oh My!
desirdarling
 
desirdarling November 28, 2013
Outstanding capture!!
LoriLynn13
 
LoriLynn13 November 28, 2013
beautiful!
meshersmith
 
meshersmith November 28, 2013
Stunning shot!! Congrats on your feature!
WileKyK
 
WileKyK November 28, 2013
Stunning shot! Congratulations.
ann11
 
ann11 November 28, 2013
Gorgeous!
brentmorris
 
brentmorris November 28, 2013
Tremendous skill
vicstecb
 
vicstecb November 28, 2013
Wow fantastic capture...
BowmanLifeStudios
 
BowmanLifeStudios November 28, 2013
Awesome Shot, Love it!
natasavukovic
 
natasavukovic November 28, 2013
Unbelievably...
I love it!
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade November 28, 2013
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
hello7671
 
hello7671 November 28, 2013
Wow! Amazing shot!
symesie04
 
symesie04 November 28, 2013
Simply gorgeous capture. Fabulous colour, it takes the form of both water and glass.
toxictabasco
 
toxictabasco November 28, 2013
Great shot. Congratulations.
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska November 28, 2013
awesome
Mckenzie_Downey
 
Mckenzie_Downey November 28, 2013
Amazing
cilla8 Platinum
 
cilla8 November 28, 2013
Congrats Breathtaking capture!!
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle November 28, 2013
Just fabulous. Am in awe.
SusiStroud Platinum
 
SusiStroud November 28, 2013
Fantastic, Awesome, Fabulous, Stunning - I am running out of words. Congratulations on your Feature!
benmani87
 
benmani87 November 28, 2013
unreal dude, where was this taken? south west?
LindaT
 
LindaT November 28, 2013
Beautiful!
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen November 28, 2013
Beautiful capture.
elfiedwards
 
elfiedwards November 29, 2013
nice one! congrats!
thurstonphoto
 
thurstonphoto November 29, 2013
Thanks so much everyone!!! Stoked to get such positive feedback on my work! :)
billiejean
 
billiejean November 30, 2013
Can you have a look at mine ?, I'm not sure what im like at photography but i need opinions thanks : ), and this is amazing !!
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 December 02, 2013
Congrats on being featured! Amazing capture!
Chrissimpson01
 
Chrissimpson01 December 03, 2013
Wonderful photo
gunners42 PRO+
 
gunners42 December 04, 2013
Awesome Capture, Congrats!
Cla6Ssy0
 
Cla6Ssy0 December 05, 2013
Perfect!!!!
murphey Ultimate
 
murphey December 05, 2013
Super !
JaneFouriePhotography
 
JaneFouriePhotography December 06, 2013
Really outstanding
ruthchudaska-clemenz PRO+
 
ruthchudaska-clemenz December 06, 2013
Quite unbelievable
ehannah
 
ehannah December 11, 2013
wow i love the lines in this! really captivating and very sharp! nice :)
estervandermerwe
 
estervandermerwe December 17, 2013
Very nice
edstilwell
 
edstilwell December 23, 2013
So beautiful!!
davidparfett
 
davidparfett January 04, 2014
Absolutely stunning
LoanaLMP
 
LoanaLMP January 06, 2014
Incredible capture! I love it!
Jacc
 
Jacc January 21, 2014
great shot .. congrats
KenRitchie
 
KenRitchie January 21, 2014
Congratulations, stunning capture
lito
 
lito January 21, 2014
Wow! Your shot is one of a kind!
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade January 21, 2014
congrats, please check out my works
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 January 21, 2014
It is an awesome capture! Congrats on People's Choice!
Minediie
 
Minediie January 21, 2014
Beatiful and perfect details ! :)
markcoleman
 
markcoleman January 21, 2014
Fantastic shot!
Chaddikat
 
Chaddikat January 21, 2014
Absolutely love this
ArtQ
 
ArtQ January 22, 2014
Congrats for being 1 of the top 4 Peoples Choice Award finalist in the Light in the Water Contest.
briansoonphotography
 
briansoonphotography January 22, 2014
wow ... unlike any other wave shots I've seen!
DoyLeanne
 
DoyLeanne January 22, 2014
gorgeous! congrats!
jackiesellers PRO
 
jackiesellers January 22, 2014
What a fantastic image.... worth winner in my book!!
Amiqdadi
 
Amiqdadi January 22, 2014
Absolute Masterpiece, great capture ;)
believeit2receiveit
 
believeit2receiveit January 23, 2014
Amazing shot! Congrats on winning the People's Choice ... well done!
JoeS
 
JoeS January 23, 2014
What a capture! Well deserved awards!
anneschlueter PRO+
 
anneschlueter January 23, 2014
congratulations!
Brun0
 
Brun0 January 24, 2014
Amazing capture, congrats
LaniRamirez
 
LaniRamirez January 24, 2014
Holy Crap that is soo cool!!!!!!!!!!
happi55
 
happi55 January 25, 2014
it is superb beyond question, Can you please advise me how to get such colours
wilfredtrm
 
wilfredtrm January 26, 2014
wow !!
whitneyshaddenphotography
 
whitneyshaddenphotography January 27, 2014
So beautiful!
pat-rice440
 
pat-rice440 January 29, 2014
Congratulations, love all ur waves, they are beautiful, so interesting and some of them so surreal. This one "has it" though with the aqua color , fine white spray, linear swirl (whtevr u call it)lol ..and bit of horizon and clouds. A masterpiece Well-deserved
jenniferhoward
 
jenniferhoward January 30, 2014
Awsome... uniqe shot!
susanneradke PRO
 
susanneradke February 01, 2014
Just stunning...
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana February 04, 2014
A great shot! Congratulations!
janetregaskis
 
janetregaskis February 05, 2014
I can only say "WOW"
Lewisia_rediviva
 
Lewisia_rediviva February 06, 2014
Congratulations! Great shot!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions February 07, 2014
congrats
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 February 13, 2014
congratulations on your well deserved awards ...
supi
 
supi February 20, 2014
its awesome........!!!!! really superb....! congrats
adamduffy
 
adamduffy February 24, 2014
nice 1 thursto..
InspiredImagery
 
InspiredImagery February 25, 2014
It's photographers like you that inspire me to do better things. You are amazing.
karianne
 
karianne February 26, 2014
wow these wave pics are amazing !!!!
larrybeard PRO+
 
larrybeard February 27, 2014
What a great and powerful image. Being a water photog myself, I can really appreciate this photo. Amazing work.
lucyolguin
 
lucyolguin March 05, 2014
Breathtaking
sabby
 
sabby March 11, 2014
WOW!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita March 12, 2014
one of the best wave shots i've ever seen...awesome. Congrats on the awards
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz April 02, 2014
AWESOME!!! Congratulations on being chosen a finalist.:) Good Luck.
1quietlady
 
1quietlady April 02, 2014
Fantastic! Beautiful wave,
tauragon
 
tauragon April 02, 2014
Magnificent! Congratulations!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ April 03, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
sebastianmuglia
 
sebastianmuglia April 03, 2014
...to difficult to choose between yours waves!
MikeHiggins Platinum
 
MikeHiggins April 03, 2014
Fabulous shot. Well done.
Mike
roboto
 
roboto April 03, 2014
Superb turquoise color tones and nice composition, great work!
diporzio
 
diporzio April 03, 2014
congrats
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 April 03, 2014
congrats on an amazing shot
ZevSteinhardt
 
ZevSteinhardt April 03, 2014
Beautiful. I love the texture of the photo and the colors!
Vilma
 
Vilma April 03, 2014
This is the most powerful image, beautifully done. Fantastic job.
davidsimons
 
davidsimons April 04, 2014
Wow!
cherylyaremchuk
 
cherylyaremchuk April 06, 2014
The best photo I have ever seen of waves. Breathtaking!
davet8890
 
davet8890 April 06, 2014
Amazing shot....love it!
senka
 
senka April 13, 2014
congrats !! a favourite
KeriPettitPhotography
 
KeriPettitPhotography August 15, 2014
Perfect timing on the shot. Beautiful color and contrast. Loving it!
rachaelpearson1986
 
rachaelpearson1986 August 19, 2014
amazing picture :)
Bruz Platinum
 
Bruz November 28, 2014
I can't add anything more than what everyone has said so I will say congrats on all three awards.
jeanniechris
 
jeanniechris December 22, 2014
This is amazing. The ocean is so beautiful
KellyHeadrick
 
KellyHeadrick January 14, 2015
Stunning
Nansee
 
Nansee February 02, 2015
great capture
love the color
barbaramillesrobinson PRO+
 
barbaramillesrobinson February 07, 2015
Absolutely Magnificent!
terryc Platinum
 
terryc February 08, 2015
How beautiful!
Kottibugs
 
Kottibugs February 19, 2015
Incredibly amazing !
judyhorton
 
judyhorton March 06, 2015
Love the pov! Great timing!
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb April 22, 2015
amazing shot,love your style
pegstaub
 
pegstaub April 27, 2015
Where was this taken? The color is amazing. Love it.
Cacciacarro
 
Cacciacarro April 29, 2015
Wow wow wow! Never, have I seen something so perfect! Amazing!!!
janevansoestsmith
 
janevansoestsmith May 08, 2015
Love this!! I'm a pastel artist... would love to paint this!!
cunanephotography
 
cunanephotography October 19, 2015
Absolutely stunning
closetoHOme
 
closetoHOme July 05, 2017
This is a wonderful image. Please consider joining my photo challenge: Water in Motion
Go to my profile: martincraigjones
Click on challenges.
Select created
Select “Water in Motion
Thank you
randymiller
 
randymiller September 16, 2021
awsesome photo
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