If you haven’t heard of a monstrous wave in Tahiti called Teahupo’o (pronounced cho-pu), then it’s about time you did. We love this wave! It’s awesome power and picture-perfect barrels are awe-inspiring. From behind the breaking wave it looks as if the surfer will drop off the edge of the world. A heavy wall of water rises suddenly from open water and comes crashing down onto shallow water and razor-sharp reef. It’s unquestionably a wonder of the world.
It’s a surf photographer’s dream! One of the best out there at capturing Teahupo’o is Tim Mckenna. Presented here are aerial images of Teahupo’o using the tilt-shift photography technique. We’ve picked out some of our favourites below, including beautiful shots of Tahiti, in French Polynesia, on Tim’s website.
Curated by Andrew Couldwell on Jan 4, 2012