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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Love heart jewel in the sand by a crab

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My wife and I took a long walk along the beach in the Arakwal National Park just south of Byron Bay. The beach spans close to 8km and I think our walk covered about 5 of them. Unlike the main Byron Beach were tourists flock in their hundreds the Arakwal was strangely empty, despite numerous adjoining caravan parks.

Somewhere along the water line I have spotted this little jewel. A sand crab created a love heart out of the sand balls as it was digging its hole. As if the shape of this creation was not enough a beach pebble adorned the shape creating an illusion of predetermined design. It was a charming find.

Driftwood on Fraser Island

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Here is another photograph of driftwood on the beaches of Fraser Island. This particular view reminded me of designs by HR Giger who was the set designer in the Alien movies. There is something reminding me of countless alien creatures in this shape.