Starfish Wash Ashore

This past weekend hundreds of starfish washed ashore at my local beach, Isle of Palms. No one is quite sure why so many starfish were stranded but the leading thought is that it was caused by the unusually cold weather we have been having. Although it was sad to see so many of these beautiful creatures washed up it was fascinating to photograph.

The orange of their bodies contrasts beautifully with the sand.

(psst... don't worry, their populations are so large that this is not destructive to their species.)

Be back early next week with Kristen and James' Wedding!

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