Coquet Island
13th January 2016
Sunrise on the Sand
30th January 2016

Patterns in the Sand


  1. Julie says:

    This is amazing. It looks like trees, carved by an artist rather than by the surf.

    • Ivor says:

      Thanks Julie, The sand here produces amazing patterns as the tidal water flows out. I always look for them when I am out walking on the beach. They look like forests to me too. I can never quite work out how they are formed with “branches” above and below. I guess they are like miniature river systems with tributaries at the top and an “delta” at the bottom.

  2. storki says:

    I agree with Julie, Ivor, it looks like mangrove trees.

  3. jackscrap says:

    They are quite beautiful, next time I’m on a beach I’ll be looking out for some patterns too.

    • Ivor says:

      I was filling up my computer hard drive with pictures of these a couple of years ago. Shooting them in addictive. It would be interesting to know if they appear on other beaches around the world.

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