Tag Archives: Ocean

Juvenile Laughing Gull


photograph of a juvenile laughing gull in North Carolina

This juvenile Laughing Gull was investigating a tidal pool on the beach at Corolla, NC while I was there last summer.  I had a little trouble identifying it until it finally occurred to me that it might not be an adult.

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Sanderling Breakfast


photograph of a sanderling digging in the surf

This Sanderling looks for breakfast among the surf at Corolla, North Carolina.

Sanderling Display


photography of two sanderlings on the beach in Corolla, NC

Up and on the beach early one morning in late August I watched these two sanderlings interacting.  It wasn’t clear whether this was some type of courtship display or a standoff over which bird had domain over the beach.

Crab Digging In The Sand


macro photograph of a small crab in the sand on the beach

These little crabs are so well camouflaged they are nearly impossible to see until they move.  This one was busy digging when I spotted it.  Each time it went back into in the hole I crept a little closer until I was able to get this photo.

Starfish off Paradise Island, Mozambique


“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”
― Jacques-Yves Cousteau