Trapped near Peñita

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© Aaron O'Dea
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UploadedMarch 9, 2010
TakenMarch 16, 2006
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D70
Exposure1/125 sec at f/10
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length62 mm
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The Burica peninsula, on the Costa Rican side. We were looking for La Peñita, a small cove with some fossils. I was with my student and the guide. We set off too late and misjudged the massive tide. As the tide rose, we all got trapped on these two headlands of volcanic scree. The guide on the one ahead, the student and me on the other. We had to wait a torturous 9 hours until the tide fell to able to return in the middle of the night. It was very scary. It was the students first time out of the city and he had a little cry from the fear until the hunger, thirst and boredom set in. We got back to camp at 3 in the morning.

22 responses

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols gave props (9 Mar 2010):

    Nice shot...really captures the intensity of the water.

  • dandy leny

    dandy leny (Deleted) gave props (9 Mar 2010):

    awesome!! really great shot and perfect angle!

  • Ilze Denisova

    Ilze Denisova said (9 Mar 2010):

    so fucking great! love, love , love it! ;)

  • Adam Reilly

    Adam Reilly said (9 Mar 2010):

    WHAT a capture!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (9 Mar 2010):

    beautiful shot!

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (9 Mar 2010):

    Whoa! That's intense. It would seem you are lucky you're not a statistic. Way to keep your head and getting the shot.

  • Angel Foice

    Angel Foice gave props (9 Mar 2010):


  • Kate Woolley

    Kate Woolley gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    great shot! beautiful light! good story also :)

  • Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    Great capture, love this shot.

  • Julie V McKinney

    Julie V McKinney gave props (11 Mar 2010):


  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    What an astonishing image you gleaned from this experience

  • Eric Brown

    Eric Brown gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    Stunning capture and love the lighting!!

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    That's quite the adventure! and wonderful photo.............

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    A stunning capture !!!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) said (12 Mar 2010):

    Sound like a tale to tell for many years.

  • Cali Wickert

    Cali Wickert gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    great colors and capture of motion.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    stunning shot!

  • Emily Harris

    Emily Harris gave props (19 Mar 2010):

    amazing shot and a great story!

  • Jonathan Bratter

    Jonathan Bratter gave props (1 Apr 2010):


  • Blair N

    Blair N gave props (24 Apr 2010):

    Love this.

  • Jeremie NOEL

    Jeremie NOEL gave props (7 Sep 2011):

    The man in front of the power of the ocean. Superb atmosphere and brilliant instant captured. I love it!

  • Brandon Harrington

    Brandon Harrington   gave props (25 May 2016):

    Wow. Great colors

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