Tide Art
Morton Gillespie
Age Group:
Over 18s
Nature’s Assets
Camera Used:
Canon EOS 6D
Image caption:

This is a piece of art created by nature alone with no input by man. It is in one of the many rocky bays and coves which line the shoreline of the North East coast of Scotland at the North Sea. The varying incoming tides have left their lines.

Created by wave action, constant submersion and exposure, changing temperature and salinity, and the
occurrence of tide pools. The rocky intertidal habitat is host to many organisms that are capable
of withstanding this harsh, ever-changing environment. Those organisms include green, brown
and red species of algae, sponges, sea anemones, barnacles, crabs, lobsters, starfish, whelks,
mussels, sea urchins and tun.

The green algae clearly delineates the varying tide levels and even the wave action against the textured coloured rocks of the shoreline - which all combine to form this piece of nature's art.

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