Photographer Cody Evans enjoys capturing all types of imagery. His Instagram is filled with photos of birds, motocross, and stormy landscapes. Evans arrived in Lake Erie on an unusually stormy day in Ontario. He captured the waves smashing there on over 10,000 photographs. When he got home and looked at the pictures on his computer, he noticed that one stuck out from the others. A face in the waves was there, as obvious as it could be.
Evans was amazed by what he saw, stating that it look as though Poseidon’s face was emerging from the water. Indeed, the wave has all the features you’d expect on a face. Its sunken eyes, protruding nose, and slight mouth are even topped by a messy mop of hair.
In the three years that Evans has visited Lake Erie to photograph the waves, he’s never seen anything like it.
“I was kind of blown away,” he shared. “You see a lot of stuff like that in waves and in clouds, but to have it clear like that was just unreal. That photo sure stood out of all the rest.”
One incredible image even looked like a human face buried in the waves.
Daniel Liota, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, claims that because the water is still relatively warm compared to the surrounding air, these gusts frequently happen as fall transitions into winter. Large waves are produced when winds increase up speed and travel a great distance across the water.
As these gusts are a yearly occurrence, Evans is already planning his return to see what else he can capture in these dynamic waves.