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Shell Beach…

by on Apr.21, 2016, under Life, Photography

Shell Beach is located 45 kilometres south-east of Denham in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. This beautiful snow-white beach is made up of millions of tiny shells up to 10 metres deep and stretching for over 120 kilometres. It is one of only two beaches in the world made entirely from shells. Over time, the shells have formed a limestone that is known as Coquina.

Shell Ripples

Shell Ripples

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 125 mm, 1/320 sec at f/8, ISO 100

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

Shell Beach

Shell Beach

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28 mm, 1/320 sec at f/8, ISO 100

The shells were once mined and used to build the walls of buildings in the area, some of which can still be seen today. On a still day, the ocean at Shell Beach transforms into a palette of the most intense greens blues.

Crystal Waters

Crystal Waters

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28 mm, 1/320 sec at f/9, ISO 100

It was spectacularly beautiful here – even on an intense bright day like this. Clear blue skies may not have been so conducive for photography but my daughter and I both enjoyed the beauty of our visit.

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