06/11/2012 20:30 GMT | Updated 06/01/2013 05:12 GMT

Tiny Ripples Look Like Giant Tidal Waves In DebM's 'Waveart' (PICTURES)

The swell of the water, the familiar tube-like shape, these wave pictures are spectacular - except they are only centimetres high.

Photographer DebM specialises in capturing tiny waves breaking on the Australian coast in what she calls Waveart.

And not only are the results jaw-dropping, look hard enough and it almost seems as if strange creatures appear in a couple of the waves.


In one a dragon head seems to ride the crest, while in the other a seal and a turtle looks as if they are meeting.

DebM, real name Deb Morris, 46, explains: "My Waveart is my photographic passion, rather than just capturing frozen moments from this beautiful landscape.

"I have found a whole new hidden world to investigate, that of the micro or mini wave. I endeavour to capture those moments the naked eye misses, trying to provide an alternative look to the average wave shots of today."

DebM, from Angourie in New South Wales, discovered her quirky water photography by chance and now has over 1,600 waves in her collection.

"In June 2010 when down the beach taking some surfing photos I began to take some images of the shorebreakers, to my delight I felt that I had found something unique upon returning home and seeing the results."

"Daily I get out searching for waves from 3cm to 30cm, the smaller the wave the greater the challenge but the grander the results.

"Unlike most water photographers of today I don't use waterhousing, some would say foolishly but it gives me the results I seek."

Wave Art