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Tidal Wave: Upstream

In a few places on Earth tides and local landscapes can become a cause of the phenomenon, which is called a tidal wave. It is formed when a huge mass of water fall into the narrow channel of the river.

9-meter high tidal wave on the Qiantang River in China recognized as a unique natural phenomenon. During high tide, millions of cubic meters of water, skirting the small islands, moving against the flow of the river, bewitching views of observers. Tidal waves exist in other places, such Alaska, Brazil (Amazon River) and the biggest longest river in the UK – Severn.

Today’s look at the tidal waves, as well as the observers for them insane.

Time of the collision wave with wave breakers on the shore is especially spectacular. But observe this phenomenon is extremely dangerous, and high wave periodically causes the death of people watching her. August 22, 2013. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress | ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images):

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But this does not scare the extreme. Zhejiang Province in east China, Aug. 31, 2011. (Photo by AP Photo):

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The tidal wave on the Qiantang River in China, 31 August 2011. (Photo by STR | AFP | Getty Images):

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The tidal wave on the Qiantang River in China, 31 August 2011. (Photo by Reuters | China Daily):

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The tidal wave on the Qiantang River in China, 31 August 2011. Around 20 people were injured when. (Photo by Reuters | China Daily):

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Against the Current: Tidal Wave in Anchorage, Alaska, June 5, 2012. (Photo by AP Photo | Ron Barta):

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Kayakers caught a tidal wave, Anchorage, Alaska, June 5, 2012. (Photo by AP Photo | Ron Barta):

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At the tidal wave in a canoe in northern Brazil, March 12, 2001. (Photo by AP Photo | Paulo Santos):

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The tidal wave on the Amazon in Brazil, June 17, 2011. (Photo by Reuters | Paulo Santos):

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Surfers on the River Severn in Gloucestershire, England, March 2, 2010.  (Photo by Matt Cardy | Getty Images):

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But back to the extremals in China. The tidal wave on the Qiantang River, August 22, 2013. (Photo by China FotoPress | ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images):

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People like it. The tidal wave on the Qiantang River, August 24, 2013. (Photo by Reuters | Stringer):

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The tidal wave on the Qiantang River in China, 24 August 2013. (Photo by Reuters | Stringer):

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