While many people were fleeing the coastline, some decided to stick around as Hurricane Isaac approached -- including three young men who chose to stare down the swirling storm.
The three men spent a brief period of time sitting on a bench at Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans to watch the raging sea.
Photos: Hurricane Issac
After getting pounded by waves and wicked winds, the trio trudged through the water and away from the water's edge.
Hurricane Isaac made landfall Tuesday evening as a Category 1 with winds of 80 mph.
Forecasters say as much as 20 inches of rain could fall in the region.