Near the picturesque coastal community of Bandon by the Sea, Oregon, rocks with descriptive names like Face Rock, Wizard’s Hat, and Sea Stacks rise above the sand and surf. Contrasting against a deeply rose sunset, their dark forms are reflected in the shallow water receding down the flat sand. Rocks like this are the product of geological uplift, the process itself a product of continental plates colliding. These rocks receive a lot of wave energy, the wave action having scoured most of the life from them– animals like anemones and starfish are mostly likely only found within sheltered recesses. The surfaces of the rocks are often intricately pitted by wave action, and many of these rocks feature caves and passages that are traversible at low tides. See my many other images of rock formations along the Oregon coast.
This image, and other new images, has been added to my Oregon gallery.