Sunday, 1 February 2015

Beach Cast / Strand Line

One of the things I noticed about the beaches on the east coast of Tasmania, was the number of shells cast up in places.  In some places there was more shell than sand underfoot.






So, all of these pictures are taken on the beach with nothing added or removed - remarkable really.

The beaches at just outside of the 'town' of Coles Bay, within the Freycinet National Park in Tasmania.

You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday 2 and I Heart Macro.

37 comments:

Derek said...

Fascinating, albeit a bit odd. Great photos by the way.
Do the locals just leave them be, or are they used as the raw materials for trinkets and souvenirs?

Have an excellent week.

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful collection of shapes and different colours of these shells. Great images. Have a great weekend.

Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
Beautiful pictures of a large colection different seashells.
A good Sunday and a good start to the new week.
Best regards, Irma

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shells, A great place if you are a shell collector.. Just make sure to wear shoes.. Have a happy new week!

Revrunner said...

A beachcombers paradise.

Derek said...

Thanks for your reply left on my blog.

All the best
Derek

bas van Es said...

prachtig zoveel verschillende mooie schelpen en zoveel.

Brian King said...

I like all of the various designs and shapes! It's almost like looking for Waldo! Thanks for the help with the tern ID!

Breathtaking said...

Nice pictures Stewart!:) As I collect shells, this would be a treasure trove for me to discover.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures and I do LOVE all of those wonderful shells!! I could enjoy spending time there for certain!!

TexWisGirl said...

really neat. i could sift through that for a few hours and be perfectly amused. :)

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, how lovely!! The shapes and colors of shells fascinate me.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Wow, that really is amazing. I've never seen anything like that before, shells are normally scattered very thinly around here.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow! Lots of unusual shell. We get mostly small clam shell. I like your shells. MB

Small City Scenes said...

Wow! Lots of unusual shell. We get mostly small clam shell. I like your shells. MB

Andrea Priebe said...

Pretty amazing, but ouch ... hope you were wearing sandals. Bet the kids loved searching through all of those shells ... did you come home with a bag full? Tasmania seems like a place to go, should I include it on my Australia Bucket list? Not sure I want to run into any of those devils ... they seem pretty unfriendly :)
But then, you were there and they didn't get you, right? Enjoy your warm days ... we are being blasted with a blizzard at the moment ... not my favorite thing :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Amazing. Not a place to walk barefoot, I would guess.

Susan said...

Oh my goodness, what a fabulous place... I do love shells.
Beautiful photos Stewart :D)

Linda W. said...

Nice shell collection!

Felicia said...

these are so beautiful. I really love the first one.

Mary Hone said...

Fantastic shots. I would have full pockets leaving there.

ladyfi said...

So many beautiful shell treasures! Nice shots.

Britta said...

Wounderful pictures Stewart!
I like it!
Britta

DeniseinVA said...

I love these photos of the shells. It was fun enlarging them and having a good look. Thanks for sharing them Stewart :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

An incredible variety of tiny shells. And I notice there are many small stones there too.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I love looking at collections of weather beaten shells on our beaches. Yours are obviously a bit different but I see some similarities especially in the cone shapes.
Thank you Stewart!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Treasure grove! I love to come upon such a nice collection of shells!

bailey-road.com said...

What a great place for shelling. Looks like you can just scoop them up by the bucketful!

Laura said...

BEautiful assortment of shells Stewart! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

Jutta.K said...

Fascinating and impressive!
Such a beach I'd like to see in nature, great shots!
Great macro shots.
I come visiting you from
" I heart macro "
Greetings from germany

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the shells. They're so pretty.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love these pictures! We've found one or two beaches here in Florida with what I thought was a lot of shells -- but not this many; wonderful!

edenhills said...

Wow! That's a great shot. Love the shells in the first one.

Rosie said...

When I was a kid, there was a cave in the rocks at Southport (Tasmania) we called the Shell Cave, it was tiny, and the floor was covered with shells, including bits of abalone that shone like gems in the sunshine........

Lyn said...

Abundant seashells. No one pick them up or are they left in purpose? It is very beautiful though that nature is left in its own. Lovely pictures.

facile et beau - Gusta said...

I never see so many shells an a beach. Gorgeous!

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! I've never seen anything like this. Beautiful photos Stewart.