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These Crazy Photos Of A Monster Wave Swallowing The Manly Ferry Have People Shook

Ferry deckhand Ian "Haig" Gilchrist was just happy to be working.

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Ferry deckhand Ian Gilchrist has taken an absolutely crazy photo of the Sydney Harbour swell engulfing the Manly ferry over the weekend.

Instagram: @ihaig72

A dangerous weather system rolling through NSW is causing rough surf conditions, and Gilchrist has plenty of incredible photos from his journeys on the weekend.

Instagram: @ihaig72

Gilchrist has been working on the ferry for more than nine years, starting out as a cashier before working his way up to deckhand or "greaser", he told Beyond The Wharf.

“All a picture is, is getting things in the frame," Gilchrist said.

BuzzFeed News has sought comment from Gilchrist.

Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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