Sunday, October 3, 2010

Wash Up

It's been a wild and wet weekend on Stradbroke Is.

Main Beach at Point Lookout is littered with open water creatures washed in by strong north westerlies - and all blues and purples. What a treat!
 Sea Lizard (Glaucus) - it's just stunning

 Bluebottle or Portuguese Man-O-War (Physalia)

By-the-wind Sailor (Velella) - literally thousands of these washed up

Sea snail which floats on open ocean using a bubble raft (Janthina)

Even the crabs are blue

What a feast for the Sooty Oystercatchers

Lots of whales, turtles and dolphins enjoying the weather - and no plastic washed up!


Thea said...

I've never seen a sea lizard before - they are pretty.

PalumaPrint said...

Yes - gorgeous aren't they, and quite tiny. Lots of inspiration for some marine screen print designs in the future!