Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific (By-the-wind sailors)




About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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14 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific (By-the-wind sailors)

  1. colonialist says:

    Wow, I wonder just how many appear in that picture alone, never mind the whole beach. That is an impressive formation.

    • I was thinking the same thing…how many? It is sad though. These countless jelly-like sea creatures (called Velella Velella) float for miles on the ocean’s surface, their sails pushed by the wind, at the mercy of predators & the elements. The direction they drift is determined by their left or right facing sails…if the wind comes from one direction, they could be pushed further out to sea (which is good because they can continue to feed on plankton) or wash ashore. All of the sailors in this photo met their final resting place, a veritable blue tide graveyard. It’s sad, but they can continue to survive & persist because they are prolific. Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful weekend!
      Tyler 🙂

  2. There really are a lot! A mass gravesite. 😦


  3. Jen Town says:

    That is a Brilliant capture 💙

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  4. JANE says:

    I’m smiling to find your take on this photo challenge, Tyler. We were like minds this week!
    My initial idea was to do something with dandelions…. however, a spur of the moment decision took us to the beach for a visit that’s been long overdue. On the way, I was pondering with my husband about the photo challenge theme for the week. Anxious to photo shoot outside of Hillsboro, those by-the-wind-sailors were the perfect answer. We were down at the other Haystack Rock in Pacific City. Amazing how long a stretch of Coast was affected by the Blue Tide. I can’t even imagine how many organisms washed up. Seaside to Pacific City is 54 miles straight south (74 miles down 101)… yikes!

    • Awesome! We were reading each other’s minds! I missed seeing you & your husband at the Weed Watcher Workshop on 4/25. Any chance you can make any of the May workshops? I’d like to get together either way. Just let me know when you get a chance. Thanks & have a wonderful week, Jane!
      Tyler 🙂

  5. pvcann says:

    A wonder to behold indeed, wow.

  6. vsweta says:

    Brilliant Shot! Love it! 🙂

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