Strong Waves in the Sunset at St Paul’s Bay, Malta

This afternoon, as I was walking along the shore in St Paul’s Bay (San Pawl il-Baħar) in Malta, I noticed unusually strong waves causing beautiful splashes as they hit the mole.

I ran home to catch my camera and my water-proof jacket and returned just in time to catch these shots against the setting sun.

It was a spectacular sight accompanied by spectacular sounds.

These waves came crashing against the mole every 30 seconds. A festival of water, light and sound.

As they looked large, vicious, exciting and dangerous, my natural instinct was to get as close as possible.

But as soon as I had ventured closer, the sea got fiercer and the waves bigger. I could however not retreat because that would have violated my photographer’s ethos. So I stayed in the middle of the mole, with the Mediterranean Sea crashing over my head.

At this exact moment captured in the last photo, I realized that you wouldn’t be able to see these photos if I stayed and lost my camera. So I finally ran.

(Zur deutschen Fassung.)

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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15 Responses to Strong Waves in the Sunset at St Paul’s Bay, Malta

  1. greatmartin says:

    As someone who lives by the ocean and has been in love the nature’s water I really appreciate your pictures–thanks

  2. megalagom says:

    Wow! How beautiful!! Thank you for capturing it and sharing it- I’ve never seen such waves :)

  3. Great shots Andreas. Respect!

  4. Kim McGuire says:

    Fantastic, inspiring photos Andreas! Thank you for being brave enough to stand in the middle of the swell and capture such beauty.

  5. I think I’m gonna have to send you one of my old WW2 helmets, if you’re going to keep taking risky shots like these! Beautiful work, though.
    By they by, what is the city in the background of the photo on your subsequent post? Just curious.

    • Do you mean the photo in the header?
      That changes all the time. I have a few header photos from which one is randomly selected each time you go to a new page of the blog. – But the one where I am in front of a city (in a red polo shirt) is New York, with Ellis Island on your left.

  6. keith says:

    My compliments for the photos! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Harri says:

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful, with the sunset and the waves, two amazing sights alone! You are crazy though, I love a good picture but the sea is something I tend to stay well away from when it’s having one of its strops! xx

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