I recently posted photos of my visit to Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point, California. As promised, here are more detailed photos of my amazing finds in the tide pools, which I am sharing for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC) – close-up or macro photos. While the effects of some humans (October’s oil spill–argh) are still seen in the tide pools now, I made sure to leave these little ones right where I found them.
To my delight, I found a couple little sea hares (adults are bigger than these, and probably in deeper waters). I have found others a little north at Crystal Cove; check them out here.
This next photo required me to stand carefully in calf-deep (and cold!) water on a sandbar, in between waves. I had to be very stealth, because there were some tourists nearby. I did not want to alert the presence of this sea star to them, as the tourists had sand pails and baggies for collection (a pet peeve of mine!). I have not seen a starfish in the southern California tide pools in years, so this was the highlight of my day.
I am an avid nature and ecology lover and enjoy sharing my photography in my blog writings. I will often be out early in the morning or late in the evening with my camera, trying to capture the peacefulness and beauty around me.
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