Hi guys! Living by the water is just amazing! Especially if you like treasure hunting, like we do. There is always so much to discover. There is of course the sea, the ocean, the waves, digging in sand, walking barefoot. But what if you take a closer look? Shells, crabs, oysters... Today I am posting this little seaside collection to give you an idea what you can find here around Auckland, New Zealand. Feel like a kid again :)
Every seaside is a little bit different. The colours of the water, the sand, the special shape and shades of the mussels. There is also a big variety in terms of rocky and sandy beaches, both have really nice treasures to showcase. :) This is how the mini landscape looks like between the rocks in the Hauraki Gulf. A piece of the Pacific.
It's always an adventure for me to watch my hubby spot and grab all these fascinating little creatures. I am not sure I would be brave enough to pick them up alone though. What if they bite or sting haha. :) Some might also be venomous or just prefer their privacy, so you better be aware what and how you touch. Definitely a lot of new species to learn about here!
It is also very powerful and scary to see some species prevail over others. Predation in action... a snail eaten up by a starfish... Looked pretty aggressive if I think of it. I got a bit shocked when I saw it with my own eyes... Well, c'est la vie...
These little snails were luckier today... I guess they are some kind of snails... Very pretty ones actually!
I have to admit I am a real shell lover, as you probably figured from my previous posts. I just love to observe their curves, colours, shades in the inner side. Happily this is a paradise for me. :) This is already a sandy beach close up view, less wild, and a bit more colourful.
I found here some of the most beautiful scallops I have ever seen. First time I saw one in black! And an amazing starfish just lying on the shore! So beautiful!
Here are some local fellows hunting for some tasty pieces. Seagulls are everywhere, always ready to steal some of your fish&chips, and sometimes you can spot these special orange beak oystercatchers, too, running around happily looking for their pray.
This beach is full of life! :)
Want to get the full picture? See how the starfish stretches its legs? See how the snail runs with excitement? See what is under the rocks? And see what I got scared of? :) I am proud to present you my first edited video ever :) Hope you enjoy! :)))
Do you like to go treasure hunting on the beach, too? Or by the river, lake? What is your favourite place?
Feels so good to be lost in the moment, right? :)
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