Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Sad Discovery

A walk on the beach just isn't complete without looking for unique and beautiful sea shells. But it rarely occurs to me when doing so that a living creature may have met there demise for me to see their wonderful shell. Sure I know that some of the shells have been discarded by the owner for newer and bigger shells but still with some that is not the case. 
Today I discovered this amazing looking creature. Being from the west coast I had never seen anything like this before. I was sad and thrilled all at the same time. Sad because whatever this amazing creature was it had obviously met with disaster. Thrilled because I had the chance to photograph something I had never seen before. 
Of course when I got home I began my search to figure out what exactly I had captured with my camera. After much searching I finally found this blog post by Joe Reynolds, and finally knew what I had photographed. I sure hope this one had many little babies before it met it's demise.

1 comment:

Annmarie Pipa said...

everytime we see a horseshoe crab washed ashore we stare in wonder... pretty amazing isn't it?!