The strong storms that have lashed the European coast have produced some big waves and powerful images — perhaps none more striking than one captured by a lucky photographer in West Dorset, England, on Tuesday.
In the photo, the spray from a 30-foot wave takes the shape of a bearded man's face, with nose, lips and chin clearly visible.
The image was taken by Simon Emmett, who was taking photographs of waves breaking at the Cobb, a man-made harbor in the coastal town Lyme Regis.
Initially, Emmett didn't notice the wave face. Only later, when he looked again, did he realize his photo included the foamy profile.
The storms have spawned other dramatic footage. Earlier this week, a train was forced to give up after attempting to cross a flooded section of coastline near Dawlish, England. One passenger on the stalled train shot footage of waves pounding against the train's windows.