• how tall do you think this is? - {D}
  • It was difficult to find, but the best description of the Petoskey Pierhead is:

    A 33 ft (10 m) round "D9" cylindrical steel tower, painted white, on a red square concrete base.
  • I don't know if the base is included in the 33 feet, but from lake level to the top of the pierhead, i'd estimate to be at least 50 feet; so, i'd estimate the wave is at least 70 feet! Wow!!
  • Hmm, from where I sit thats maybe 2 inches.. - Odalaigh
  • Focal plane from water level is 44 feet. Those are some big waves in the bay!!!! - Brian.H
  • wwwwwow - camboynight
  • Ow..my god...Incredible..
    arianecosta - ariane_ocosta
  • this cant be a wave ? is it ? - dreamtwine
  • I haven't been to Petoskey in over 13 years...but I still love the beauty of it! - rich_l_oliver
  • < bwhahaha - izthistaken
  • shum e bukur - Brulajphotography
  • who's that about to pop out of the tube? - Paddle Man

Huge Wave Crashes on the Petoskey Breakwater

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we're locked down in some serious weather today in petoskey. still, i took a walk down to the petoskey waterfront to get some "storm story" pics. at times, due to the blowing snow, it was hard to even see the petoskey D9 beacon, at other times (like in this pic), it cleared up nicely.
update - just in case you're curious, yes, i realize how many times i used the word "petoskey" in this description. i'm in a fierce duel with Odalaigh for supremacy in petoskey picture relevancy.

{D}, greencottage, d_A_v_E_, and 560 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Capronero 64 months ago | reply

    incredible !

  2. Caledonia Alan 63 months ago | reply

    Great shot. Petoskey, not to be confused with Petoski the horse who won me a wad of cash in the early 80's

  3. Frizztext 62 months ago | reply

    view your pic in the new flickr gallery, which
    I've just curated
    www.flickr.com/photos/frizztext/galleries/72157623440075232
    with 18 pics,
    - which could inspire me to paint
    in Grandma Moses' manner :-)

  4. Elizabeth Glass 59 months ago | reply

    Wow! Thanks for demonstrating so well that we need not leave home to find drama and beauty.

  5. JR♥Wolves [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Scenic Photography!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. KevJams 57 months ago | reply

    This is awesome.

  7. Norm Stephens 56 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot!! Love the color and composition!

  8. Night Hobbit 56 months ago | reply

    I was born and raised there (Petoskey). I've never seen anyone capture the sheer power and raw beauty of the Bay in winter like you have in this particular photo. I live near Monterey, CA now and it's beautiful, but somehow the ocean just doesn't compare...Lake Michigan is alive. Thanks for that awesome shot.

  9. Shawn K2 55 months ago | reply

    just beautiful. what a great picture. don't see that out in CA lol!

  10. Giovanni M# 51 months ago | reply

    Incredible and terrifying!

  11. TCheri 51 months ago | reply

    that's fierce! Nice capture!

  12. 848.63 [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

    oh oh epic!

  13. Robstorm Photography 51 months ago | reply

    Think it,s got the lot. Big wave, ice and a nice dark sky !

  14. nalo.soul 51 months ago | reply

    Marvelous timing !!

  15. Dorn Gallatin 49 months ago | reply

    Wow!! That is awesome!!

  16. Sunflare Orange 45 months ago | reply

    Fantastic photo! I love Michigan for all the various reasons but this is just one of them.

  17. Óli Már 45 months ago | reply

    Amazing capture.

  18. it`sabriefcase 42 months ago | reply

    wow takes my breath away

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