Swell! Incredible photos of ocean waves that look like towering mountains and forbidding glaciers
- Australian ocean photographer Lloyd Meudell took the images close to his home in New South Wales
- As an avid surfer he can read how the waves will break to resemble surreal and otherworldly landscapes
- Mr Meudell has over 77,000 Instagram followers and shot to fame last year with his ocean 'foam surrealism'
You’d be forgiven for thinking these spectacular photos depict starry mountains and rugged glaciers shot against a dramatic sky.
But in fact the surreal images are all waves, captured in startling detail by Australian ocean photographer Lloyd Meudell, close to his home in New South Wales.
As an avid surfer, Mr Meudell can read how the choppy water and unpredictable swells will break to resemble otherworldly lava ripples and turquoise glaciers.
On his website, the photographer revealed: 'I realised early on I had an eye for this type of photography from my years spent in the water, and what started as a hobby soon grew into a day-to-day obsession.’
Progressing from a GoPro to high-end camera equipment, he explained his fascination with finding fresh ways to illustrate seascapes. He said: ‘I love the raw and unique beauty the sea provides.'
Mr Meudell, who has over 77,000 Instagram followers, rose to fame last year with his close up images of ocean foam, which he called ‘foam surrealism'. His latest collection, focusing on the waves alone, is just as mesmeric.
Despite resembling a towering mountain these surreal images are all waves, captured in startling detail by Australian ocean photographer Lloyd Meudell
Mr Meudell grew up on the south coast of New South Wales and takes most of his shots near to his home
As an avid surfer, Mr Meudell can read how the choppy waves and unpredictable swells will break to resemble otherworldly lava ripples and turquoise glaciers
'The best time is always the morning or the evening because that's when you get the beautiful colours,' the photographer revealed to Daily Mail Australia
On his website, Meudell said: 'I realised early on I had an eye for this type of photography from my years spent in the water, and what started as a hobby soon grew into a day to day obsession’
Progressing from a GoPro to high-end camera equipment, he explained his fascination with finding new perspectives for seascapes. He said: ‘I love the raw and unique beauty the sea provides'
His works have names such as Wilderness, Wedge, Twin Peak and Warp, which do not give away that they are in fact waves captured mid-movement
Rays of sunshine creep through a stormy black sky to illuminate the waves like ice on a barren glacier (left) and the turquoise water and white froth resemble a smooth glacier (right)
Mr Meudell advises budding photographers to familiarise themselves with how the ocean works before getting behind a lens
'Spending time in the water and knowing how a wave breaks really helps with this kind of photography,' he told Daily Mail Australia, previously
He added: 'Someone who has never surfed in their life won't pick it up as quick as someone who has spent their whole life surfing'
Captured at sunset, at a glance this glassy, cobalt wave looks like an alien mountainscape
The photographer uses an EOS 5D Mark III DSLR and numerous lenses to achieve the remarkable shots
Meudell rose to fame last year with his close-ups images of ocean foam, which he called ‘foam surrealism'
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