Photographer gets taken out by rogue wave while filming oceanside tutorial

Apr 13, 2016

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Photographer gets taken out by rogue wave while filming oceanside tutorial

Apr 13, 2016

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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While out shooting a wonderful tutorial on how to capture and process seascape photography, Hawaiian photographer Raiatea Arcuri had a bit of a spill when a rogue wave took out him and his tripod.

The twenty minute tutorial is wonderful in-and-of-itself, but what has the world gawking is Arcuri’s spill at around the 5-minute mark.

As he was shooting on top of rock formation, Acuri gets a little more than he bargained for when a wave hits the rocks and splashes over the top. Arcuri can be seen holding his tripod as high as possible while the wave sweeps him backwards a dozen feet or so.

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my time as a photographer, it’s to not mess with mother nature. Especially the ocean. I think Arcuri would agree.

[via PetaPixel]

P.S. Evil waves are not limited to photographers, they attacks models as well:

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Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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