In the popular tourist destination of Isle of Rhe in France, which is a small island just 19 miles long and 3 miles wide, there are specific kinds of waves that beautifully display the force of nature at its most powerful.
This remarkable image was captured just off the western point of France's Isle of Rhe. It's a beautiful demonstration of a natural phenomenon known as a cross sea. The waves generated by the new wind run at an angle to the old, creating a shifting, dangerous pattern.
Unlike in an ordinary ocean, the waves showcase a strange pattern. It's strangely shaped into a square pattern, looking like a chessboard.
There are a lot of tourists around the area who take their time to climb up to the lighthouse in order to take the nicest view of the ocean.
According to reports, further research on this stunning look of the ocean showed that it actually happens because the island is in an area where two seas meet.
The cross sea is incredibly dangerous to be in, as the riptide is stronger than the average person has ever experienced. It could mean danger for most civilians if they find themselves out there when this happens.
Although this phenomenon may e dangerous, it's also one of the most beautiful occurring shapes in the ocean.