Stormy weather at Cape Bridgewater near Portland, on Victoria's west coast, Australia

Stormy weather at Cape Bridgewater near Portland, on Victoria's west coast, Australia
Stormy weather at Cape Bridgewater near Portland, on Victoria's west coast, Australia. Rain, rainbows and rough seas. This is the highest cliff top on the Victorian coastline, 130 metres above sea level. The beach here is 4 kilometres long.

Just before taking this shot rough seas rapidly filled the beach right in front of us, rose over a one metre embankment into the car park and lapped the walls of the kiosk. Moments later there was fifty metres of sandy beach again in front of us. Locals at the kiosk had never seen this happen before and luckily no one was on the beach during this freak of nature. June 2003, full moon.

Copyright © Joe Mortelliti Photography

Hmm. That sounds like a tsunami to me. Could be the result of an earthquake thousands of miles away.

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