Variations of a Sunken Tidepool at Dawn

Sunken tide pools of Tabletop Reef before sunrise, Solana Beach, California. Early September, 2019.

Winter storms wash out the sand from our shores and carry it away; summer swells and currents bring it back and bury coastal features under it. One might say that the sand moves in and out like the tide – just much, much slower. The tide pools of Tabletop Reef in Solana Beach are no different and at this time of the year, only the topmost part of the rock structure that I’ve been photographing so many times over the years is sticking out of the sand.

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