Scenes from the tidal zone

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by CM_SK, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. CM_SK

    CM_SK Regular

    Apr 23, 2013
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    Those who live near an ocean take all this for granted; those of us who don't, when we do get there, have great fun "seeing" the diversity in life at the small scale of tidal pools. All from my winter location in central coast NSW, Australia… and with EM5.

    Miniature in shell life

    Circular composition in rock

    Ocean geyser

    Intimate scene in tidal zone

    The ocean has red hair
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  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Now that's a nice playground to live near. NSW has some beautiful coastlines but I've seen very few of them in person, I'm afraid.
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  3. Nuskyn

    Nuskyn Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    @Gelderland - the Netherlands
    Like your coastal serie... The Dutch coast is very dull compared to this...
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  4. CM_SK

    CM_SK Regular

    Apr 23, 2013
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    A few more from the same tidal zones yesterday; this time with more highly evolved organisms….

    Count the starfish (8 legged ones common around here)

    Young moray eel comes out to play

    Moray eel remarks: I'm sure I saw a crab just now….
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  5. Some great shots.
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    i need to get back to the ocean......and soon
  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    I've been to the ocean many times and have never seen so much wildlife so close. Amazing.
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  8. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Colin is right: When one lives near the ocean one can take a lot of this for granted. I grew up on the New Jersey shore. But most of our sea life isn't anywhere near as colorful as this. A lot of green, grey and brown near me. That's the cold water of the North Atlantic for you.
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  9. CM_SK

    CM_SK Regular

    Apr 23, 2013
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    Yes, this kind of diversity needs warmer waters, but not too warm. And the right kind of rocks that are at a level where the tide washes over them daily.... I am enjoying this little universe every few days as it seems the light, and serendipity, offers something different each time.
  10. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    awesome shots, I really enjoyed these!
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  11. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Hall of Famer

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    NIce series. The starfish I grew up with were beige, so yours are really something to behold.
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  12. CM_SK

    CM_SK Regular

    Apr 23, 2013
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    Enough on SC seem to be enjoying these, so as long as I can find some continued interesting subjects, I will extend this thread. Honest, I don't hang out at these tide pools all day! But, they are amazing for their diversity when I remember to check in at low tide, if the light is decent. A few more from today, two that are all colour and texture, and two of an amazing critter that I have only seen when snorkelling before.

    Coral at low tide mark

    Orange sponge and starfish at low tide mark

    Octopus resting on the sand (Sydney Octopus - common on SE coast of Australia)
    - This guy was about 30 cm in body, with tentacles that could extend to about 60 cm. Some PP to bring back contrast and colour as shooting through 40cm of water in the tide pool.

    Octopus takes flight - these are wonderful creatures to see flowing through the water.
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  13. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant Veteran

    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Nice shots, I sometimes wish we lived nearer the coast but after the recent weather here in the UK I'm actually glad we don't. I suppose in reality none of us in the UK live too far from a bit of coastline - being a relatively small island 'n all. We're about 30 miles away here, I do sometimes get up onto the Fylde coast to shoot a good storm and was going to venture over there during the recent chaos but thought better of it when I saw how severe it was out there.

    Fence guys are coming today to rebuild the back one we lost in the last storm.
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  14. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    very nice shots indeed! Thanks for sharing.
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