Huge explosion of energy against the cliff-face, 'Eua, Tonga

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Comments (10)

EVA_L on July 10, 2008

Wonderful, Yan! This image shows element in all its beauty!

Best wishes. Eva

Ian Stehbens on July 10, 2008

I agree, Eva. It was quite special to be there. I know how much you would love it. I think the itinerary for your visit to our part of the world is expanding!

Yours in warmest friendship,


Tamás Borbély on July 11, 2008

The nature is a very talented artist! Very nice, that you immortalized it Ian ! My best wishes, Tamás

Ian Stehbens on July 11, 2008

I appreciate your very thoughtful comment, Tamás. Thank you so much. However, I think it will still be there long after I have passed away, and will be just as awesome.

My warmest regards,


rlzzza on July 13, 2008

Wonderful...I like this shot.

Cheers, Raz

Ian Stehbens on July 13, 2008

It is great to share special places with special people, Raz. Thanks.


M and R on July 19, 2008

And the wind blows. R

Ian Stehbens on July 19, 2008

Ask your son, to tell you about the wind there, Robyn. He can't ever forget how strong the wind was on the clifftop! His grandmother was almost blown inside out!


Luud Riphagen on July 23, 2008

Wonderful, spectacular and very interesting Tonga posts Ian. Greetings Luud

Ian Stehbens on July 23, 2008

I am really delighted that you are enjoying them, Luud. I have just seen you comment on the wall of water from the Houma blowholes, so I thought that i would comment on the wall of water that has been thrown up the face of this headland around 25-30M!! The swell comes in across the Tonga Trench, and with no shelf to refract the wave, they simply unleash their energy in thihs fashion. I cannot imagine what it would be like if there were a big storm driving these waves! Wham-Ooo!!


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