Beach Art - Andres Amador - San Francisco
- He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever.
- He says he does it because it’s fun and he gets to go to the beach.
Source - Amazing Oasis
Strahan Beach was “once known as ‘Hell’s Gate’,” according to CNN. “The harbor was only seen by the most despised convicts en route to Sarah Island. It later became the scene of a long-running conservation battle, when the Tasmanian government planned a dam before being stymied by the federal government. Now it’s part of a World Heritage Area that encompasses 20 percent of Tasmania. It’s home to 2,000-year-old Huon Pines among the ancient, temperate rainforests. Hundreds of endemic fauna species include the Tasmanian Devil, Eastern Quoll, velvet worms and the 250 million-year-old Mountain Shrimp — one of nature’s first crustaceans.”
Photo by Angela Thomas
The bee pictured above, known as Augochloropsis sumptuosa, is a sand specialist, he explains. “It hangs out [on the] sand hills of North Carolina. You’ll see them on the Eastern Shore in the dune areas.”
This species forages for pollen from flowers located on the edges of those sand dunes.
Photography by Sam Droege, USGS