While beachcombing along Tamarindo Beach in Costa Rica, I came across this elaborate sand castle.
Nearby is the Las Baulas National Marine Park which supports the largest nesting colony of leatherback sea turtles on Costa Rica's Pacific coast.
Also, being a mollusc shell collector I found some nice specimens to take home with me.
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mcmtanyel (5321) 2013-07-03 21:30
This is an elaborate little sandcastle. The shadows on the "structure" make it even more interesting. If I squint my eyes, I can almost believe that it is a real castle.
PS. Is the lefmost (to us) tower made of mollusk shell? If so, you didn't swipe it, did you?
jhm (128091) 2013-07-04 3:59
Every year are in Belgium at the coast professionally people busy with sandcastles, wonderful for to see.
Composition and presentation are amazing, sharpness and clarity make these picture attractive
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Noel_Byrne (13436) 2013-07-04 4:57
What a cool beach find, a far cry from the simple bucket shapes I made as a kid! Somebody has great vision and skill to create this masterpiece, even down to the cool gothic arches on the bridges. Really great that you captured this masterpiece forever so even when the sea washes it away, its legacy will remain.
Silvio1953 (105653) 2013-07-04 5:50
Ciao Ray, great view of beautiful sandcastle, splendid light, wonderful natural colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
bona (11180) 2013-07-04 6:21
nice capture of this sandcastle. But who made it? An artist or a prodige child architect? It is very pretty indeed and have lots of details, as the big archs and towers.
AdrianWrobel (1690) 2013-07-04 14:11
Heil, ciekawa scena i ujęcie. Głupi ale konkretny pomysł - Podoba mi się. Pozdrawiam - Adrian
delpeoples (48690) 2013-07-06 3:30
An interesting sculpture you've found in amongst your mollusc-hunting. I love the textures, the light is excellent and the tight frame works well.
Great shot, thanks for sharing
Miguel82 (14530) 2013-07-07 0:50
Interesting photo note, a really long work for an excellent result
Original shot with good sharpness