These photographs were all taken at low tide on the Carboniferous limestone rocks at Worms Head Causeway, Rhossili Bay, on the Gower Peninsula. A multitude of marine invertebrates can be found attached to the dry exposed rocks and in also underwater in the tide pools.
What I find particularly appealing is the way the many different natural colours and patterns of the rocks provide such an attractive background – almost as if the stage has been set for the pictures. The cracks and crevices that make up the varying surface textures of the rocks provide niches for colonisation by acorn barnacles and mussels – and are also modified by some creatures, like the limpets that slowly dissolve shallow circular craters during their lifetime of attachement.
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