Wave Swallowing a Lighthouse
Jean Guichard took this image in 1989 near the northern French border. In this shot, a huge wave engulfs a lighthouse with people on it. For what appeared to be a calamity, the individual in the photo looks relatively unconcerned.
The storm ripped off the front door, carrying away the furnishings. Despite the weather conditions, Guichard used a helicopter to obtain the photographs. Théodore Malgorn was the lighthouse keeper in this photograph. He took refuge in the lantern room after hearing the helicopter. When he realized that it was not coming to rescue him, he ran downstairs screaming hysterically. After the enormous wave came, Malgorn returned inside.