Patterns on beach sand

Patterned Sand 1-7 – Naturally formed patterns of black sediment on yellow sand were photographed on the beach at Rhossili Bay, Gower, in April 2017. The black sediments were mainly composed of minute pieces of rotten wood, coal dust, and miniscule fish bones, with a small proportion of seeds. The images have been digitally colour-enhanced to emphasise the patterns of this wonderful natural abstract art.

Patterns on beach sand

Patterns on beach sand

Patterns on beach sand

Patterns on beach sand

Patterns on beach sand

Patterns on beach sand

10 Replies to “Patterned Sand RB 2017a”

  1. Almost animal – like in both texture and pattern! Yet again, repetition of characteristics across such a range of natural phenomena ..fascinating and beautiful.

  2. Someone else was reminded of animal pelts. There seem to be similar themes in pattern formation across the boundaries of different natural media and I understand that there are mathematical formulae that can describe their development.

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