IT'S one of the most photographed spots in the country – and one lucky snapper managed to capture Durdle Door as storms lashed the coast.

Dean Eddy, a coastal warden at Lulworth Cove, took this dramatic picture of the famous Jurassic Coast landmark being engulfed by a huge wave.

It was shared on the Echo Camera Club's Facebook page.

It was only a couple of weeks ago that Kayla Smith took a picture of a tall ship perfectly framed in the Durdle Door arch – capturing a moment of tranquillity.

However, Mr Eddy’s picture couldn’t be more different, with waves shooting above and through the famous landmark.

It was taken as Dorset was battered by strong winds.

The county was on flood alert as gusts of up to 70mph swept through.

Mr Eddy said: "It seems to me the wave could have knocked Durdle Door down, the force and power of it and the noise was just extraordinary. It's an absolutely stunning photo.

"I waited until around 11am when the weather had calmed down a bit then I took a sequence of photos and this was the best one, as it showed the explosion of the waves.

"The waves were the highest I've ever seen them and they were running up the beach and the cliffs. You couldn't get too close to the edge."