Two girls surprised by a huge wave while resting on the Malecon

Engulfed

by Jeff 

I was sitting on a hill at the historic Hotel Nacional overlooking the Malecón, a famous seaside drive in Havana. It was a busy Friday evening and hundreds of people were gathering along the drive. Two little girls apart from the crowd were playing together and caught my eye. Who were they? What were they talking about? Where were their parents? As I was pondering these questions, I picked up my camera and started taking candid photos of the crowd and the Friday night scene. Just then, a huge wave crashed into the wall and seemed to engulf the surprised little girls. Fortunately my camera was set on burst mode at 6 frames per second, which allowed me to capture this amazing moment.

* Note: no little girls were harmed during the shooting of this photo!