Surfer, West Coast of Ireland

“This photograph I call ‘Emerald Spirit’ was taken on the most intimidating and most surf-heavy spot on the western coast of Ireland. Local surfer Fergal Smith was paddling and scoring a few deep tube rides inside the waves. Each time he started to paddle into the wave, I dove down underneath the water, held my breath, and waited for the moment when he would swish through a silver barrel close enough to my lens. Water visibility is always very limited in Ireland, and I was very lucky to get a shot like this.” -- Nature's Best Photographer, George Karbus

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Submitted by www.standuppaddleboardingguide.com (not verified) on

Stunning photo. Even though I don't surf I have great interest in those who brave the water in such an adventurous manner. Many thanks for sharing this amazing photo!