Sculpted by the wind as well as the waves, thousands of intricate and endlessly fascinating patterns of ripples in the sand weave their way across the seashore at Studland Bay in Dorset.
Here are a few of them for you to enjoy. The one above in the fine dry sand amongst the marram grass in the dunes; the others below in the wet intertidal zone – both sorts defined by the angle of the sun and the degree of shadow.
Fish scales or over-lapping tiles?
Deep corrugations and crumples.
Sinuously weaving and bifurcating ripples.
Revision of a post previously published 31 May 2009
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