Photographer: Rob Gilley
Subject: Nate Zoller
Location: Orange County, CA
Specs: Canon 5D Mark II; 400mm 5.6L; ISO 400; 1/1000th at f11
Comments: "They say luck is preparation meeting opportunity, but that can work both ways in photography. In this case, I set up for the most compelling land angle I could find, but then the elements had their way. A good turn and an unexpected foam explosion was countered by a spray-covered face, and a distracting water photographer. There's only so much under your control."