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A postcard from… Shell Beach

Shell Beach, Western Australia

From afar, it looks just like another one of those beaches you’ve grown to like, here in Western Australia. Wide. Deserted. Just a long stretch of sand fading into aqua blue water under a vault of blue sky. It’s only at a closer look that you notice something is different. The sand – is not sand at all. You are looking at shells. Billions and billions of small white shells as far as the eye can see. They go for miles, and up to 10 meters below your feet, shimmering in the sun like snow crystals. It’s odd. It’s beautiful. It’s nature’s fascinating – untouched – balance of things.

14 October 2010 – Shell Beach, Shark Bay, Western Australia.

A postcard from… is a series of digital postcards from the most beautiful and interesting places I’ve been to. It’s a way to share some of my photography while trying to convey the mood of a particular place. You can subscribe to TTG via RSS or email and receive my next postcards directly in your feed reader or mailbox. Easy, and absolutely free : )

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That’s one of my favourite beaches in the world! Love that you can see turtles and other wildlife there. Amazing place. :)

Oriana -- October 27, 2012 at 2:45 pmGrab link

It’s really unique, isn’t it? Such a fascinating place.
I didn’t know you could also see turtles! I was there during low tide and assumed only cockles could stand the high salinity of the water. I have to go back then!

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