Hello everyone. I want to say a special hello to the oceanography students at Western Michigan University. A lot of students are studying the ocean and, sadly, being in the middle of the continent, we do not get to visit and see it for ourselves.
I have been trying to photograph “sea” and “swell”. As it turns out, it is easy to photograph “sea”. This is a term describing the chaotic mixture of sizes and directions of wave energy that occurs beneath the winds that are generating them. This photo that I took a few days ago shows “sea.” We were sailing into a stiff head wind and that wind was generating white caps and a chaotic “sea.” The seabird, possibly a gannett, was not caring about the “sea”. It was looking for flying fish, and once in flight the gannett would swoop down and give chase, succeeding in adding to its’ meal more often than not.