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Crashing Wave Appears To Show Face Of Poseidon - God Of The Sea

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Crashing Wave Appears To Show Face Of Poseidon - God Of The Sea

A storm wave crashes against a sea wall to create a human face - with a striking resemblance to an ancient sea god.

The amazing image appears to show a crowned head as the water reaches the shore with explosive force.

Credit: Solent News
Credit: Solent News

Photographer Mathieu Rivrin believes the photo - taken in Lesconil on the Britanny coast in France - looks just like depictions of Greek god Poseidon.

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He wrote on Facebook: "The faces of JUSTINE TEMPETE in Brittany - January 30, 2021. This weekend storm Justine surged on the west coast of France.

"The waves were incredibly powerful, aesthetic and challenged the laws of gravity...Here are some of these beautiful ocean spirited marine flights captured in Lesconil, South Finistère."

Credit: Solent News
Credit: Solent News

The 31-year-old took the picture as 10 metre waves powered by Storm Justine battered the shoreline near his home.

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He said: "When I took the images, the most powerful waves of the storm were striking the French coast. This storm was the most impressive of this winter till today.

"The waves were 10m high and when they hit the wall, the explosion was sometimes around 50m high."

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Credit: Zwiebackesser/Shutterstock

He added: "(In one) I saw the incredible image of Poseidon with his crown, coming out of the ocean with his face in the wave.

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"For years have I looked for strong impacts from waves against wall, rocks or lighthouses. I seek to show all the beauty, elegance and life that a wave can offer you."

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

Jordan Crosby was out taking snaps as the surf was crashing against the Seaham Lighthouse in Country Durham with winds of up to 65mph battering the coast and leaving things all shook up (sorry not sorry).

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He spent around half an hour taking shots and video footage at sunrise on Friday and his efforts paid off with some incredible photos - no more so than one that appeared to show the King of Rock and Roll looming down over the sea.

Jordan says it wasn't until he got home that he noticed he had inadvertently caught a wave that resembled Elvis, in profile, emerging from the ocean, complete with his trademark quiff.

Jordan, 26, of Hartlepool, said: "It was pretty wild out there so I thought it would make for some dramatic pictures. I pulled out my winter coat for the first this year and headed up there at sunrise to see what I could get."

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