The Unpredictable Magic of Liquid Mountains. Meet The Cold Beauty Of Lake Erie!

The Unpredictable Magic of Liquid Mountains. Meet The Cold Beauty Of Lake Erie!

Dave Sandford has been a professional photographer for more than 18 years. He paid his bills by shooting professional sport but he has always been the most passionate about anything to do with water. He was infatuated with oceans and lakes. Recently, he has felt drawn to the lakes that are virtually in the backyard of his hometown in Canada.


Specifically, he fell in love with the awe-inspiring Great Lakes. Lake Erie, the 4th largest of the Great Lakes caught his attention for one of the most emotional photographic essays. And he chose to focus on Erie at a time of year (mid-October through December) when the Lakes can act more like oceans than lakes. It is some of Autumn’s dark, cold and windy days that transform the Great Lakes into wickedly wild and treacherous bodies of water.

We are speechless... It's more than just beautiful. Now, we are not surprised to know that Lake Erie’s name originates from a native tribe who called the lake “Erige” (“cat”) due to the unpredictable and at times dangerously violent nature.

Do you want us to show more photos of lakes and oceans? Which of these photos do you like best? Tell us in the comments below!

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34 Comments
Kim Bailey
Kim Bailey
In awe and truly love how he captured the true flow and ebbing of the water, Tramatic, empowering, and yet caressing like a lover at times..
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Dec 13, 2015 5:06PM
Tom Young
Tom Young
I live near the Great Lakes, they are truly awesome!
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Dec 13, 2015 9:26PM
Carol Creek
Carol Creek
Where was he standing in order to capture the size and force of these? I've been in 8 foot wave in Lake Erie while fishing - the wind blows in fast! That was treacherous But these are incredible!! I just wonder where was he shooting from? My favorite is The Phonograph - Songs of the Deep.
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Dec 13, 2015 9:40PM
Stephan Whitaker
Stephan Whitaker
I like them all
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Dec 13, 2015 10:22PM
Mae Leslie
Mae Leslie
Awe inspiring. Beautiful.
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Dec 13, 2015 10:36PM
Janis Walzem
Janis Walzem
I had no idea!!
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Dec 13, 2015 11:57PM
Elizabeth Cain
Elizabeth Cain
Stunning, just stunning....... thank you for your time and sharing such talent.
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Dec 14, 2015 12:26AM
Susana Gervasoni
Surreal !!!!!
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Dec 14, 2015 1:06AM
Rodney Beattie
Rodney Beattie
THEY LOOK SO INCREDIBLE. WHEN PICTURE SAYS :FRESH WATER FURY, It sure does look like it
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Dec 14, 2015 1:24AM
Ian MacBrown
I agree. All are awesome shots. Although some may see different things. Reminds me of looking at clouds.
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Dec 14, 2015 1:34AM
Ian MacBrown
He could have been shooting from anywhere on shore with a good telephoto lens. He'd still have to brave that nasty weather though.
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Dec 14, 2015 1:38AM
Carol Creek
Carol Creek
Ian Brown Thank you for answering! I live on the Lake on the eastside of Cleveland so get to see its many faces!!
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Dec 14, 2015 2:16AM
Ann V Prevatt
Amazing pictures of Lake Erie!
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Dec 14, 2015 2:50AM
Morva Ory
Amazngly, hauntingly beautiful.
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Dec 14, 2015 4:07AM
Cindy Kellogg
Cindy Kellogg
That is awesome! Keep up the good work
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Dec 14, 2015 6:30AM

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