Eerie pictures appear to show a face emerge from waves smashing together on a lake.
The creepy shots, taken on Lake Erie in North America, show a human-like apparition rise from the water beneath a picturesque dusk sky.
After hanging in the air for just a split second, it disappeared as quickly as it surfaced.
This eerie face was captured emerging from the waves on Lake Erie in North America
After hanging in the air for just a split second, the face disappeared as quickly as it surfaced
Photographer Trevor Pottelberg, 41, captured the amazing moment – and decided to title the shot ‘Spirit from the Deep’.
Trevor, from Canada, has been exploring Long Point in Ontario for incredible waves since November.
He skillfully captured five shots in just a second – but it was only when he looked through them at home that he noticed the mysterious face.
And he thinks it could be the ghost of a long lost bearded sea captain who went down with his ship.
‘In this particular sequence, you can see the progression of the wave as it builds,’ he said.
‘I often discover various shapes, faces and forms in my wave images, but this one is very distinct.
‘To me, this image eerily resembles a bearded man’s face.
‘I like to think that it is the ghost of a lost captain who went down with his ship.’
The fascinating spectacle captured by Trevor, from Canada, who had been exploring Long Point in Ontario for incredible waves
The waves crash together and the mysterious face disappears into the water within seconds
Lake Erie is the fourth largest among North America’s five Great Lakes.
It forms the boundary between Canada to the north and the USA to the west, south and east.
Home to 130 fish species, it also has the world’s largest freshwater fisheries.
The lake supplies more than 11 million people on both sides of the border with drinking water.
The powerful currents of Lake Erie wash away the human-like apparition – which Trevor believes is the ghost of a long lost bearded sea captain
Trevor continued: ‘During the later fall months, namely October, November and December, the winds begin to intensify as air patterns begin to shift.
‘The result of this clashing of warm and cold air creates gale force winds that drive massive waves inland.
‘Each fall, I often make the 45-minute drive down to the lake on days where the winds are forecast to be quite intense.
‘My goal is to capture unique formations that occur in a split second.’