Ocean swells move towards rugged rocky headlands along the Big Sur coast of California, USA. Beds of kelp cast shadows in the shallow waters as their fronds are moved by ocean currents.
Enjoying a beautiful sunny day at Cannary Point in the Point Lobos State Reserve near Carmel, California, USA.
A clear blue sky reflects in rock pools along the shoreline of the Great Otway National Park, near Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia. The vast beaches, devoid of tourist crowds, stretch between rocky headlands and inlets along the coastline. Protected from the pounding surf by rocky reefs, these pools are a snorkeler's delight.
Powerful ocean swells from Bass Strait catch the afternoon sun as they tumble onto the rocks of Australia's southern coast.
Expending its pent-up energy on a rocky headland with a final spectacular display of mist and spray, a Bass Strait ocean swell reaches the coastline of the Great Otway National Park in Victoria, Australia.
A beach walker has gone as far as he can go along the coast near Castle Cove in the Great Otway National Park, Victoria, Australia. High Bass Strait surf and rocky headlands prevents hiking further along this stretch of the shoreline.
The eroded limestone and sandstone headlands around Point Addis form a dramatically scenic and rugged coastline near Anglesea on Victoria, Australia's southern coast. The waters surrounding Point Addis are protected and are designated as a National Marine Park.
Overlooking cliffs on the Cape Otway headland from the balcony of the lightstation. Cape Otway is the site of many shipwrecks that claimed hundreds of lives over the years before the Cape Otway Lightstation became operational in 1848. Cape Otway marks the western edge of Bass Strait, the notoriously stormy seaway separating Australia's mainland from her island State of Tasmania.
A young family strolls along a deserted beach towards Castle Cove in the Great Otway National Park near Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia. Castle Rock, shrouded in a light sea mist, stands defiant against the erosive forces of the wind and relentless surf of Bass Strait.
Rugged up against a cool sea breeze and seeking some alone time, a couple walks in solitude along the deserted Holkham Beach in Norfolk, UK.
A sea bird scavenges for food in a shallow creek, home for a fishing boat stranded by the outgoing tide. The muddy creek banks of tidal flats near Morston, Norfolk in the United Kingdom provide a save refuge from the heavy weather that is characteristic of the North Sea coast of England.
Sun rays begin to peek through to illuminate the sea as a morning fog lifts away from Monterey Bay, California. A gloomy start soon dissipates, giving way to a bright, sunny and cheerful blue sky day.
As night falls over Monterey Bay at Santa Cruz, California, a light sea mist creates glowing halos around the street lamps on the deck of the jetty. The lights form their shimmering reflections on the calm waters.
The late afternoon sun casts a pinkish glow on the sky and waters near the Walton Lighthouse at Santa Cruz harbor in California, USA, as a light skiff sails past in a light breeze.
A flowering Pampas Grass clump clings to the edge of a headland jutting into the sea near Santa Cruz, California, USA as a lazy wave breaks in the shallows below.
As evening falls over Monterey Bay, California, a warm orange glow develops in the sky. Reflections of the setting sun from the Santa Cruz jetty and the anchored sailing boats, appear in the peaceful waters.
Two friends seated on a weathered rock on the beach, enjoy some quiet time while watching the sunset near San Simeon, California, USA.
As waves expend their energy on a pebbly beach, they form dynamic patterns and curved lines of foam.
Rocks glow in the late afternoon sun as it lights up the powerful waves crashing against a weathered headland along the Monterey Bay coastline; California, USA.
Succulent Ice Plants, (Portulaca), grow on the foreshore of the Monterey Bay coastline while a hardy bush has found refuge and survives on a weathered rocky headland.
Coastal foothills of the Great Otway National Park are shrouded in clouds, rain and mist as the Bass Strait seas crash relentless surf onto a rocky shoreline.
Reticulated erosion patterns in basalt lava flows are found along the shoreline at Shelley Beach, Otway National Park, Australia. Located on Bass Strait, these rocky headlands are constantly battered by storms.
A tropical storm threatens the Gold Coast of Queensland. A grove of flowering Pandanas Palms in the Burleigh Heads National Park, grows down to the water's edge and overlooks these famous tourist and urban regions on the east coast of Australia.
Seabirds rest and preen contentedly as they take refuge on moss covered rocks while Bass Strait surf pounds ashore nearby.
A lone seagull comes in for a landing to join up with the rest of its flock while they are enjoying some quiet preening time on the shoreline.
Ever hopeful in their search for food, a group of seagulls advances on an unguarded picnic site. This sandbar at the mouth of the Aire River, provides an ideal spot to have a picnic on a hot, clear day. In the distance, a mirage shimmers on the uncommonly placid Bass Strait waters.