Kelp and Mussels
I am preparing this post on Friday night and am feeling lazy. So just two images today, and scanty text. I have lots more to present about the Kilgii Gwaay site and our activities there, but that will be on other days.
Two great things about working with the tides is that (a) they are very low when we are on the beach exposing rarely seen lifeforms and (b) they often coincide with sunrise or early morning light. The kelp above and California mussels with bladderwrack below are examples, photographed at a good low tide with the morning sun just making its way onto the headlands of the beach.
This link catalogues my posts about Kilgii Gwaay. I was accompanied on this trip by one of the Quimper Hittys, Tansy who is blogging about the trip from a doll’s view and you can find those posts here. Pertinent to this post, she has already blogged about some of the intertidal life that she discovered, including seaweed and sea stars.
Canon 5Dii, Canon 50mm/f1.4 lens, ISO 640, f4.5/1/40th top and 1/100th bottom.