Category Archives: Shells

Delaware Bayshore Treasure

There are many remote, peaceful areas along the Delaware shore where one can beachcomb on beaches that rarely see another human visitor.  On these beaches can be found simple, elegant and beautiful things to find in the tide line such as this ribbed mussel shell.  In its weathered, symmetrical still-hinged form I see simple, natural beauty.  There is a slight depression to the left of and below the shell where wave water that deposited the shell washed back to the bay.  This very small shell in a large patch of sand with nothing else around it caught my eye.  The texture, color and hint of the force that put it there was what brought me to photographing it to share. Sometimes it really is the little things in life.

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Also posted in Beach, Fall 2015, Macro

Tidal Offering

Beachcombers know that each tide may bring in new prizes from the sea. This day an ice cream cone worm tube washed up  with sea weed which I found at last light of the day.

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Also posted in Beach, Macro, Spring 2015

Northern Moon Shell

I found this bubble filled Northern Moon Shell on the beach early one morning.  Waves washing over the shell left the bubbles which all popped within seconds.

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Also posted in Beach, Macro, Summer 2014

Moon Shell And Whelk

A northern moon shell and a knobbed whelk came to rest in close proximity on a beach and I couldn’t help but photograph these two swirls of beauty.


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Also posted in Beach, Macro, Spring 2014

Knobbed Welk

Early morning Knobbed Welk at Prime Hook Beach.


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Also posted in Beach, Macro, Spring 2014

Ice Cream Cone Worm Tube

My beachcombing this evening led me to an uncommon find, the tube of the trumpet or ice cream cone worm.  These worms are marine polychaetes that build tubes using grains of sand and the tubes resemble ice cream cones or trumpets.  They are delicate structures and often break up in waves as they wash onto the beach.  I found this whole one tonight nestled in among shells.


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Also posted in Beach, Macro, Spring 2014