Sand photograph: Sand ripple patterns in the dunes on the National Trust owned beach at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (P1060957aBlog1) 

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.  

Sand pattern picture: Intertidal sand patterns on the National trust owned beach at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK on the Jurassic Coast (P1110262aBlog2) 

Fish tails?

Sand pattern picture: Intertidal sand patterns on the National Trust owned beach at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK on the Jurassic Coast (P1110266aBlog3) 

Fish scales or over-lapping tiles?

Seashore sand photograph: Intertidal sand patterns on the National Trust owned beach at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK on the Jurassic Coast (P1110401aBlog4)  

Deep corrugations and crumples.

Sand ripple picture: Intertidal sand patterns on the National Trust owned beach at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK on the Jurassic Coast (P1110406aBlog5)  

Sinuously weaving and bifurcating ripples.

Sand pattern picture - Sand ripples on the National Trust owned beach at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK on the Jurassic Coast (P1110407aBlog6) 

Revision of a post previously published 31 May 2009

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