Night falls, and the sea comes alive. Using pencil-thin light beams, the North Sea becomes a canvas for the waves to draw, track, and map themselves. Launched into the sea, the light combines with the natural power of the tides to begin the process of creating unique drawings. More than simple seascapes, these black-and-white images reveal the Earth’s natural creativity.

—Bill Jackson

Editor’s Note: We first discovered this work when it was submitted to the Earth Awards 2015. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were impressed and decided to publish this feature article about it. Enjoy!