Tag Archives: Beach

Boundaries

By Vladimir Brezina

On a Florida beach, different species stake out their respective territories with boundaries virtual—

Black skimmers on St. Pete Beach

or actual—

Still, invasion often occurs…

A monster approaches(Black skimmers on St. Pete Beach, Florida. Story and more photos here.)

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Boundaries.

Land Meets Water

By Vladimir Brezina

Land Meets Water 1 Land Meets Water 2Land Meets Water 3Fire Island, NY. From our 2012 kayak circumnavigation of Long Island.

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Land meets Water.

Scale

By Vladimir Brezina

Big fleas have little fleas,
Upon their backs to bite ’em,
And little fleas have lesser fleas,
and so, ad infinitum.

And the great fleas, themselves, in turn
Have greater fleas to go on;
While these again have greater still,
And greater still, and so on.

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But, big or little, they are all overwhelmed by the incoming tide—

Scale 4

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Scale.

Chicks on the Beach

By Johna Till Johnson
Photos by Vladimir Brezina

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On a beautiful Sunday morning, Vlad went out to photograph chicks on the beach.

No… it’s not what you’re thinking!

We were staying at the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Florida, where my company had just finished its annual conference. We tacked on a few days of vacation at the end.

And on the last day we heard about something unusual: a patch of beach where black skimmers (a kind of tern) were hatching their chicks. It was about a half-mile or so up the beach to the north, sandwiched right between hotels, roped off but otherwise out in the open, among the sunbathers and beach joggers.

St. Pete Beach birds 1So not too early on a Sunday morning, Vlad and I ventured out to see the skimmers and their chicks.

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Golden Hour at St. Pete Beach

By Vladimir Brezina

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At the Loews Don CeSar Hotel, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

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Everybody Loves the Beach

By Vladimir Brezina

Black skimmers on the beach

Click on the photo to enlarge it. Story and more photos here!

North Versus South

By Vladimir Brezina

Different materials, but the same impulse. It’s a united country after all…

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