Finding the Best Tide Pools to Photograph

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We are all am mesmerized by tide pools and can spend hours walking around on the beach looking at all the small sea creatures living in each one. The right tide pools can provide some stunning subject matter for macro and detail photography. The trick is to find the tide pools with the most interesting sea life. Here are Varina’s awesome tips for finding the best tide pools for photography.

The next time you are near a beach, try looking for some interesting subjects to photograph in and around the tide pools. Here are some examples to get your started:

  • Tide Pools Big Island, Hawaii (HI), USA
  • Birubi Beach Tide Pools, Anna Bay, NSW, Australia
  • Tide Pools at Redwood Forest National Park, California
  • Big Island, Hawaii, USA
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  • Turtles in Tide Pools, Big Island, Hawaii

About Author Varina Patel

There is nothing more remarkable to me than the power of nature. It is both cataclysmic and subtle. Slow and continuous erosion by water and wind can create landscapes every bit as astonishing as those shaped by catastrophic events – and minuscule details can be as breathtaking as grand vistas that stretch from one horizon to the other. Nature is incredibly diverse. Burning desert sands and mossy riverbanks… Brilliant sunbeams and fading alpenglow… Silent snowfall and raging summer storms… Each offers a unique opportunity. I am irresistibly drawn to the challenge of finding my next photograph, and mastering the skills required to capture it effectively.