Perfection In Nature
© 2010 Colleen M. Griffith. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, modified, or redistributed in any way without written agreement with the creator. This image is registered with the US Copyright Office.
In all of my time exploring tidepools, I was surprised to find an anemone that was almost perfectly round. So, I just had to photograph it. I also loved the beautiful color of this one too. Note: I saturated the colors a small amount, but didn't alter them in any other way - so, these colors really can be found in natural tidepools. Also, the anemone in this photo is underwater, while my camera was above water.
To capture this photo, I explored a tidal pool that I had never been to before - I essentially stood out in the ocean (or at least where the ocean would be during a regular tide) at the location where the world famous Mavericks Surf Contest is held every year. It's a set of dangerous reefs just alongside Half Moon Bay harbor. Very weird experience, especially since I've been to the Mavericks surf contest and have seen the 40 to 60 foot waves (12 to 18 meters) they surf during the contest first-hand!
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From 2010 New Photos