I took this photo on Langosta beach, which absorbs the full force of the ocean's waves. Tamarindo beach is partly sheltered by a bay with a reef and an island for protection.
The trick of getting this action photo was to pick a spot on the beach where I could shoot the crashing waves beside me, looking down the beach, not just pointing my camera out to sea, without getting wet myself. I did not use my little waterproof camera, but my Nikon D90 and lens. I took advantage of a little point on Langosta beach where you can walk out onto a higher point of sand while the waves break on each side of you, usually without covering the higher spot.
We have photos of the Atacama Desert of northern Chile on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week. It is an amazing, colorful, barren landscape.
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