Round Wave, Maui, Hawaii, USA

“I arrived at this beach about a half an hour before sunset. I shot a good number of beach and sunset pictures on this trip and on previous trips, so I was looking for something different. I noticed the beach was funneling waves to a narrow part of the shore in one particular area, so I spent a lot of time in this spot. I was using a tripod and was about a foot above the sand. I took many images pulling my tripod into the air just as the wave hit, and I was able to catch this one perfectly round wave.” -- Nature's Best Photographer, Dennis Frates