Carved faces in the cliff at Studland

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Faces carved on the naturally coloured cliff strata at South Beach, Studland, Dorset, UK - part of the Jurassic Coast (1) 

Sad, serious and happy. Three faces carved in the multi-coloured cliff rocks at South Beach, Studland. The colours are natural. The faces amongst many graffiti on these cliffs. But, look again at the middle face…..

Studland Bay rock photograph: Face carved on the naturally coloured cliff strata at South Beach, Studland, Dorset, UK - part of the Jurassic Coast (2) 

Take a closer look. Can you see anything unexpected here? Sheltering in the groove that represents the nose is a small Two-Spot Ladybird, Adelia bipunctata (L.). Isn’t that sweet? And no, I didn’t put it there.

Detail of a face carved in the cliff showing a Two-Spot Ladybird sheltering in the groove representing the nose, South Beach, Studland, Dorset, UK - part of the Jurassic Coast (3) 

Revision of a post first published 31 December 2009

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3 Replies to “Carved faces in the cliff at Studland”

  1. Happy New Year, Kathy. You are always so enthusiastic! Thank you. It makes me feel good to get such positive feedback and it keeps me going. I often feel like giving up the blog ………..but then I receive a warm and generous comment like yours and I am encouraged to continue.

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