Final assault


A Pacific breaker rears up in a dragon-like form, a dissipating wave is rim lit by the morning sun and an Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator) wheels behind the break. Such spectacular waves are common at The Backwash after heavy weather.

The Backwash, Port Macquarie, New South Wales

Olympus E-3, Olympus 50–200mm f2.8–3.5 Zuiko Digital ED SWD lens at 184mm, 1/180, f8, ISO 100; tripod and remote shutter release

by Rob Smith, New South Wales