One Square Foot

One square foot of beach at Tracey Road beach access on Pender Island, British Columbia, Canada.

One square foot of beach at Tracey Road beach access on Pender Island, British Columbia, Canada.

This is a post about what you find as you are walking along and then suddenly, for whatever reason, you look down at your feet. This is exactly what happened as we were walking along the beach at Tracey Road beach access. The tide had just gone out, the rocks were slippery, I looked down before taking a step and WOW. I could not believe what lay immediately in front of me.

The image at the top is roughly a 12 inch by 12 inch area. The life thriving in this little area is amazing: little starfish and a big one, a crab, sea urchins, barnacles, shells (with occupants…I checked!), kelp, a weird funky green bug and a “tubie thing” (technical term, LOL! it is on the bottom edge of the image under the big starfish if anyone has a clue what it is).

Truly amazing!

crab

crab

starfish and insect (?)

starfish and insect (?)

sea urchin

sea urchin

upside down starfish

upside down starfish

starfish and barnacle

starfish and barnacle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Deb

Photographer, artist and artisan splitting time between Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. Check out my new project at www.handmade-canada.com , a site for Canadian handmades and art.
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9 Responses to One Square Foot

  1. you have so much life on your west coast beaches I remember it well, I was forever being stopped in my tracks by it, thanks for sharing,

    I’m away from home looking after my grandsons who returned to school this morning, so I’ve enjoyed finally catching up with all your beautiful photos of your island, thanks, Frances

  2. wildsherkin says:

    What an incredible collection! It shows that the waters must be very clean and unpolluted for such an array of sea creatures to thrive.

  3. What an amazing picture. Wow. So incredible the Ocean life in such a small space.

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