Photo and caption by Courtney Podvin
I took this photo early one morning near Homer Alaska while the tide was out. I was determined to take a photo from the farthest point that I could get to on the sand that had been uncovered by the retreating tide. After taking this photo, I realized that the tide was returning so rapidly that the waves were actually being caused by the tide and not wind. The water was reclaiming my temporary outlook so quickly that the pathway I had taken out had already vanished. After taking off my boots and wading back to shore, I couldn’t help but be amazed by how fleeting the photo opportunity had been.
Location: Kachemak Bay, Homer Alaska, USA