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Elafonissi beach (close up)

By bliba  
The pink sand beach of Elafonissi......

Pink sand is a result of tiny red organisms that grow on the dead coral reefs and pieces of shells which fall to the ocean floor and is washed onto shore. It is also made of natural formulation of calcium carbonate from very small marine invertebrates that mixed to corals and shells and other marine things which has Foraminifera, microscopic amoeba that has a red or bright pink body shell. All of these are what causes the sand to have a pink hue.

thanks 4 looking


Tags: Holiday Beach Crete Water Greece Close-up and macro

Voters: mike9005, franken, mac and 34 more

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franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2019 5:31PM
Lovely textures, Oliver.


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mac Plus
18 3 Scotland
1 Oct 2019 5:33PM
Now that is a detailed intro to your image. Almost a chemistry lecture, however, your explanation does explain the pinkness of the sand. In some parts it looks like a mosaic. Well captured Oliver.
saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 36 Norway
1 Oct 2019 6:36PM
That makes a very intriguing abstract, Ollie!
1 Oct 2019 6:49PM
Beautiful scene Oliver,
1 Oct 2019 7:03PM
Makes for a great abstract, Oliver.SmileSmile
Toobi_Won 8 77 7 England
1 Oct 2019 7:20PM
It's different, Oliver, but still a masterful composition.Smile
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2019 7:29PM
Given the description, it's a record. Weather it's a good composition is subjective.

mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2094 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2019 7:41PM
Very calming.
1 Oct 2019 8:09PM
Beautiful textures!

taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
1 Oct 2019 8:28PM
All bits lined up and set in a splendid diagonal by you---Interesting write. up as well!
1 Oct 2019 9:19PM
Lovely work!
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 598 England
1 Oct 2019 10:27PM
Interesting explanantion, thanks Oliver.
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2019 2:07AM
Pink sand... Beautiful... Stunning location Oliver...
Isabel GrinGrin
An interesting capture well observed. Thank you Oliver.
woolybill1 Plus
13 29 75 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2019 7:49AM
So very calm despite the wave motion. Intriguing.
2 Oct 2019 8:49AM
Nice piece of art deco' Oliver.

TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
2 Oct 2019 1:30PM
Very lovely colours and patterns, Oliver, really must be viewed large! 👍
Trev 😀
Minty805 Plus
3 31 5 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2019 5:33PM
I can only agree with the above on this abstract, but also that if you hadn't said what it was, it could be a geological feature seen from an aircraft. Fascinating.
capto Plus
7 5.9k 13 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2019 5:49PM
Isn't nature wonderful.Smile
2 Oct 2019 6:46PM
Wonderful abstract capture, your description is very informative...
3 Oct 2019 6:27AM
Amazing coloured sand Oliver.... and all due to micro-organisms . Gorgeous patterns to this
cheers walt

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