Lake Erie is well known for the pollution that humans have put in it.
But London, Ont. photographer Dave Sandford has found beauty in its waters.
He posted some mesmerizing photos of Lake Erie waves to artistic site BoredPanda this week, calling them "Liquid Mountains."
They have drawn over 300,000 views, and Sandford, who normally shoots professional sports, is "overwhelmed" at the attention, he told CBC News.
Sandford took the pictures in November, sometimes spending as long as six hours trying to grab the best shots, CBC News reported.
"Since I was a kid, I’ve loved to be on, in or around water," he wrote on BoredPanda.
"I’m fascinated by the sheer raw power and force of it, captivated by the graceful movement of a wave and mesmerized by light dancing across it."
This one he called the "Lake Erie Monster."
And it's easy to see why.
He titled this photo, "The Gales of November."
Sandford is a great sports photographer. But we think he has a calling capturing the power of nature.
Here are more photos of Lake Erie from his Instagram:
-Riding This Wave- Wow! What an overwhelmingly amazing few days it's been for me! Thank you everyone who's supported me for a long time. Thank you to the new supporters. My Lake Erie series has gained international success! Instagram surpassed 10k today & so many amazing comments from around the globe! Thank you all. If you are looking for prints please be patient I will get to you! My head is spinning like a top trying to handle it all!
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