We are rather fortunate in the British Isles to have such an exceptional coastline. Yet despite its popularity as a photographic destination, the marine life on the seashore is one of the least photographed parts of this remarkable ecosystem. I have always had an interest in the seashore from an early age – we only lived a short distance from the coast and my parents would make frequent visits during the summer months when the weather was agreeable. As an enthusiastic and inquisitive eight-year-old armed with a net and bucket, I would often pass the day paddling around in the rock pools looking for something I could catch. Those early days were the first encounters I had with rock pools and the creatures that inhabit them. Now as a parent myself, I find history repeating itself and it is my younger two children who do the exploring and the dipping.


Coastal Rockpools are something really special that appeals to people of all ages. They are the ocean’s portholes, or mini aquariums allowing us a glimpse into a microcosmic world of exquisite beauty. Anemones, starfish, blennies, crabs, and many other small creatures cloaked in a variety of seaweeds and algae offer the macro photographer an abundance of subject material throughout the seasons.


To read the full pdf article from Wild Planet Photo Magazine click on the link. Life in a Rockpool