Massive Mornington Wave

Massive Mornington Wave


A dramatic scene unfolds at Mornington Pier. A boat, the protagonist of this image, sits in the foreground, bravely facing the wrath of nature. The sky, a tumultuous canvas of grays, casts an ominous shadow over the scene. The weather is wild, brutally so, with the wind howling like a pack of wolves and the air tasting of salt and storm. 


The pier, usually a serene spot for leisurely strolls, is now a battleground where the sea and land meet. The waves, monstrous and frothy, crash into the pier with a force that sends a massive splash of water over it. Each wave is a powerful beast, rising from the depths of the sea, charging towards the pier, and then breaking into a million droplets that catch the light in a spectacular display of nature’s fury.

The boat in the foreground adds a poignant touch to the scene. It’s a small, solitary figure against the raging sea, bobbing up and down with each wave. Despite the chaos around it, the boat remains steadfast, a symbol of resilience and courage in the face of adversity.

The image is a stark reminder of the raw, untamed power of nature. It’s a scene of chaos and beauty, a moment frozen in time that captures the relentless dance between the sea and the land. The Mornington Pier, the boat, and the wild weather all come together to create a picture that is as haunting as it is beautiful.


Mike Launder is a celebrated Australian landscape photographer who has been painting the world through his lens since 2018. A self-taught artist, Mike’s journey began during a trip to New York, where he acquired his first camera. Unbeknownst to him at the time, this would mark the genesis of a fulfilling career in photography, a field where he has combined his passion for natural beauty and his creative flair to phenomenal effect. More about Mike