Incredible Images Capture The Raw Beauty Of Waves Breaking Off The Coast Of South Africa

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Beautiful seascapes capture the “raw power” of waves rising and crashing in the Indian Ocean. The stunning photos were taken off the coast of Durban in South Africa, and show formations from above and below the surface. Surfer and photographer Marck Botha took the images between April and July, and has always had a passion for the ocean. Here: A wave begins to collapse on the shore on July, 15, 2015, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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Buildings seen lined up on the shore through the window of a falling wave on July, 18, 2015, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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Tunneling: the water has a glass-like quality in this surreal image on July, 1, 2015, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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Sunrise flare: a refreshing wave sweeps over on April, 28, 2015, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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Curves: Marck got right under a wave to capture this image on May, 14, 2015, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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Feeling cleansed: a gentle wave seen in shallow water on July, 18, 2015, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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Reflection: the curve of a wave provides a window to the shore on May, 2, 2015, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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Explosion: spray comes off the surface of a wave on May, 13, 2015, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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Sunrise: Marck had to get up early to take this shot on June, 24, 2015, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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Marck captured this tranquil image on a day there were few waves on September, 4, 2015, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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A frothy wave comes crashing down in the evening glow on August, 28, 2015, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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Foam party: Marck captured this moment in time from the shore on July, 30, 2015, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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An intense sunrise framed by a wave on September, 25, 2015, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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An incredible wave on the move on August, 12, 2015, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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The water has a glass-like effect as it begins its descent into the Indian Ocean on May 19, 2015, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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Foam party: frothy water provides a thin layer over the beach on August, 4, 2015, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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Foam crashes over a washed up log at sunrise, picture taken on January 13, 2016 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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Foam dances in front of sunset, picture taken on December 31, 2015 in Durban, South Africa. Surfer and photographer Marck Botha took the following series of breathtaking seascapes of waves rising and crashing in South Africa to show the formations from above and below the surface. The self-employed South African has been surfing and traveling up and down the coast for over 20 years, and has a vast knowledge of the country’s coastline and which spots are most favorable under certain conditions. Some of the stills seem to capture the waves as if they were sculpted glass such is the precision of the photography. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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A cloudy sunset viewed through a breaking wave, picture taken on December 31, 2015 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)

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