Lake Erie may be the warmest and shallowest of North America's Great Lakes, but it's more beast than beauty.
The world's 12th largest lake is notoriously stormy and has been known to pound boats, break walls, and beaches with waves reaching 25 feet.
His work captures Lake Erie at its most turbulent, creating mesmerizing images that show the grace and power of the natural world.
Sandford shares some of his photos with us.
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His camera gear is protected in water-housing equipment from Aquatech Imaging Solutions.