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Forceful Waves Rip Across Lake Erie in Tempestuous Photos by Trevor Pottelberg

October 19, 2022

Grace Ebert

All images © Trevor Pottelberg, shared with permission

When fall and winter storms send turbulent waves across Lake Erie, Canadian photographer Trevor Pottelberg documents the volatile eruptions that burst from the water’s surface. Facing winds up to 60 miles per hour, he frames massive waves as they emerge in dramatic outbursts, leaving sprays of icy mist and ripples in their wake. The monumental swells are energetic and immensely strong, showcasing the formidable power of nature.

Based in Brownsville, Ontario, Pottelberg teaches photography at Fanshawe College and will have a variety of landscape and animal images on view at Elm Hurst Inn & Spa in Ingersoll starting in December. Shop prints on his site, and find more of his works on Instagram and Facebook, some of which were recently recognized in the Professional Photographers of Canada Ontario Provincial Competition.