Prairie Rambler

Prairie Rambler

Posted on 08/30/2014


Photo taken on August 11, 2014


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barnacles
sea stars
plankton
mussles
brown algae
sea anemones
sea snails
chitons


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Sea Life

Sea Life
.....even a casual look at the inter tidal zone tells an observer that this is a densely populated community composed of a great diversity of creatures. It is a harsh environment but each of the hundreds of species that live here has found an area where it can thrive, usually a specific zone or strip along the rocky surface related to the time the organism can safely be out of the water between tides. Each species provides for for others by contributing eggs or larvae to the plankton, by dying and becoming part of the detritus, or by being eaten by predators. Here you will see, Mussels and Barnacles, Sea Snails, Brown Algae, Sea Stars, Chitons, Sea Anemones and Plankton.

Best viewed large on Black.

ColRam, ~~~, John Oudenaar, Judith and 40 other people have particularly liked this photo


67 comments - The latest ones
Doris Weißschnur
Doris Weißschnur
Klasse gesehen, sehr schöne Farben!
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Nicely captured image with plenty of interest and good colour,
3 years ago.
Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
This is terrific photography, my friend !!
Have a nice weekend.
3 years ago.
Jean
Jean
A very rich environment with lots to see. I can almost feel the roughness of the rocks.
3 years ago.
hlegallais
hlegallais
Belle image de ce monde entre deux eaux !!
3 years ago.
Ashley Loy
Ashley Loy
WOW ! Awesome on large !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wonderful details !!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
***********************************************************GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
Superbe !
3 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
So diverse
3 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Outstanding color and textures, especially viewed on black.
A beautiful little world you captured here.
3 years ago.
Puigserver Jp
Puigserver Jp
Excellente capture !
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
There certainly is a lot of life there. I am amazed that they can life in such a harsh and changing environment.
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Wow! Simply outstanding, Duane.
Great photography!
Excellent work
3 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Excelente
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Spectacular shot, Duane. The starfish are dying along the coast here. We hardly ever see them any more.
3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler has replied to Ron Hanko
Hello Ron, I was informed some unknown disease is affecting the whole west coast. A lot of money and research is being devoting to resolving the problem.
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko has replied to Prairie Rambler
The present consensus seems to be that it is the result of the water warming. Sad.
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Thanks for the visit and comments.
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Very well observed and photographed!!
3 years ago.
Horizon 36
Horizon 36
Wonderful....well done.
3 years ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
Fascinating description and nature produces beautiful colours for sure. Very well photographed. Fave work for me. Have a great Sunday, Duane.
3 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Excellent capture.
Have a nice Sunday.
3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
That per square inch is AMAZING !!!

Wonderful !
3 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
Great shot! Wonderful colour and a beautiful diversity of creatures and plants! I grew up around the coast and used to spend hours and hours looking in rock pools. I still love looking at the intertidal fauna and seaweeds.
3 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Beautiful capture, stunning colors and nature photo
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Nice shot; well done.
3 years ago.
Proxar
Proxar
!!! beautiful image!
Congrats for Explore :-)
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o each has its place and part to play ... or so it seems
and so colourful too ... but do they see each other in
colour I wonder ? I do not know ... some creatures
see only in black and white ... and so I wonder ... but
for us it is a delightful sight oOo
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
(and most certainly rules are made to be broken ;-)
sometimes, hehehehe .... always exceptions . ... ;-)
you will know what I mean ;-)
3 years ago.
Anne-Marie(Minus)
Anne-Marie(Minus)
très beau à marée basse ...
3 years ago.
Patrick
Patrick
j'aime cette photo
3 years ago.
Eefje
Eefje
Amazing, this underwater world, we can only imagine what the sea is hiding from us.
3 years ago.
Eric PGT
Eric PGT
Le monde sous-marin renferme une multitude de trésors
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o there you are Duane ... the very first visit of the day ;-)
2.03am UK time ... how is that for commitment ;-) oOo

ADMIRED in NATURE 4U
3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler has replied to beverleyplaya
You are very dedicated, dear! Thank you!
3 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
j'aime beaucoup belle photo agréable semaine
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Outstanding capture! Love the starfish!
3 years ago.
vero
vero
pure beauté,trésors de la mer , aux couleurs féériques, j'aime bisous Prairie Véro
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Very interesting and visually stunning, Duane. It is amazing how Nature ensures that adaptation takes place even in, as you say, a rather harsh environment.
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
GREAT capture !!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Excellent capture! It is amazing how orderly nature can be :)
Congrats on Explore, well deserved!
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
This really makes me wish we could see some of these colorful creatures again, especially the starfish.
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Beautiful sea tresure !
3 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Wow amazing collection of sea-life. Great and colourful shot
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Gorgeous shot.
3 years ago.
ecolour
ecolour
Such a great and interesting shot ... love it !!
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Admired again in Nature 4U group!
3 years ago.
Roxane
Roxane
superbe
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
This really 'pops' on black. What a great shot of this colourful and diverse ecosystem.
3 years ago.
Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
Very nice capture indeed !!!
I wish you a happy evening.
3 years ago.
Mrscurlyhead (Anita)
Mrscurlyhead (Anita)
Lovely capture and colour :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great Wednesday!
3 years ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
What an interesting and colorful photo. When I was a kid I tried to dislodge some of these guys. The snails and limpets, sometimes, if I was really, really quick. Starfish and chitons...never.
3 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
A beautiful and magnificent biodiversity.
Good Wednesday.
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Thanks for the visit and kind comments, Duane. They are always appreciated.
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Have a good day.
3 years ago.
Karl Wolfgang
Karl Wolfgang
A seaside crowd - politically correct diversity

Thanks for your recent visit.
3 years ago.
Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
Very well taken Duane, brilliant starfish colour.
3 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Wonderful diversity of sea critters =) Nice find and capture!
3 years ago.
Ostseeleuchte
Ostseeleuchte
Great find - excellent shot!
Wish you a great week ahead!
3 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
great details
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Congratulations on Explore, Duane.
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Thanks for the visit and comments, Duane. They are always appreciated.
3 years ago.
♥ Luna ♥
♥ Luna ♥
Preciosa!!
3 years ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Wonderful seen ! Wonderful colours !
3 years ago.
John Oudenaar
John Oudenaar
Fabulous world:)
Indeed this photo must be admired in its large size on black!
3 years ago.
ColRam
ColRam
Bonne année 2015
3 years ago.