although i didn't take this picture, i witnessed something similar while i was at the beach this week. we were in the ocean when it started raining really large drops of rain, which hit the surface of the water in a million tiny plops. the drops were so fat that they caused a splatter back upward, like the water was sticky and someone was stretching it up. the waves were soft and gentle, with no white water--just a big, smooth surface rising and falling with these little water extensions jumping upward. it was one of the most beautiful things i've ever seen.