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Pipe Dream – II; By Sean Davey

By © Sean Davey
Image originally published on February 1st, 2014
In celebration of Coastal Care’s 10 years Anniversary, we are republishing an acclaimed selection of the most popular Photo Of the Month contributions.

“Sean Davey first picked up a Kodak 126 Instamatic camera after school one afternoon in late October of 1977, to photograph a tiny perfect wave at his home beach. Little did he know at the time that it would develop into a lifelong obsession that would take Sean many, many places, in pursuit of his chosen craft of photography.

Fast forward some 30 years and Sean is now a veteran of the surf scene. Widely published in several countries, a career that has spawned more than a 140 magazine covers along the way. When not in Hawaii, shooting the north shore, Sean often leads exploratory photo expeditions to many of the worlds more “out of the way” surf zones…” —About Sean Davey Photography

Sean Davey Photography

Sean Davey, Facebook

“Our Deepest Gratitude And Thanks To Our Talented And Inspiring Photo Of The Month Photographers Contributors.”
—Santa Aguila Foundation – Coastal Care

To Our Contributors

© SAF — Coastal Care

Our deepest gratitude and thanks to our talented and inspiring Beach Of The Month authors and Photo Of The Month photographers contributors.
—Santa Aguila Foundation – Coastal Care

Contributors for Beach of the Month

Contributors for The Photo of the Month

Steve McCurry
“Weligama, Sri Lanka.” © All rights reserved. Photograph courtesy of © Steve McCurry for Coastal Care’s Photo Of The Month, May 2013.

10 Best Beaches in Costa Rica

Costa Rica by Nancy Optiz
Costa Rica. Photo courtesy of: © Nancy Opitz & Terry Simms


With two oceans and 800 miles of coastline, it’s easy to see why there are so many great beaches in Costa Rica. And while swimming presents a risk at most beaches due to a wicked undertow (which spells heaven for surfers), there are still plenty of strands of sand for an enjoyable day or week at the beach. Here are some of Fodor’s favorites, from the north to the south down the Pacific coast, and then to the Caribbean…

Read Full Article; Fodor (10-08-2019)

Is that a choir of Angels or just a day at the beach: Singing Sands you have to hear to believe

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


Even in their simplest forms, beaches are spectacular places. Some, however, claim an even more magical level of excellence thanks to peculiar properties boasted by their sands…

Read Full Article; Fodor Travel (09-15-2019)

“Barking Sand”, excerpts from Lessons From The Sand ; A Book By Charles O. Pilkey & Orrin H. Pilkey (04-03-2016)

Sand Color Palette
Most beach sand color ranges from pale cream to golden to caramel, but in select places around the world, sand can be red, pink, orange, chocolate, gold, purple, green, or black…

The Colors Of Beach Sand; By Gary Griggs

24 Unusual Beaches You Might Never Have Heard Of Before; WhenOnEarth (09-10-2015)
A singing beach, a glowing beach, a beach with rainbow-colored sand — here are the most offbeat seaside destinations you’ll find on Earth…

Scientist Finds ‘Hawaiian Beach’ Sand On Mars, Phys Org (10-28-2013)

Star Sand Beach In Iriomote Island, Japan; WhenOnEarth (02-23-2015)

A Grain of Sand – Nature’s Secret Wonder, A Book By Dr. Gary Greenberg
Every grain of sand is a jewel waiting to be discovered. That’s what Dr. Gary Greenberg found when he first turned his microscope on beach sand. Author and photographer Dr. Gary Greenberg is a visual artist who creatively combines art with science. Since 2001, Dr. Greenberg focuses his microscopes on common objects, such as grains of sand, flowers, and food. These everyday objects take on a new reality when magnified hundreds of times, revealing hidden and unexpected aspects of nature. Dr. Greenberg’s images of sand make us realize that as we walk along a beach we are strolling upon thousands of years of biological and geological history…

Beach Color, Coastal Care

Tony Plant’s Beach Art, Filmed By Ruarri Joseph

WATCH: “Till The Luck Runs Dry – Ruarri Joseph and Tony Plant”, a Youtube Video, Uploaded By LightColorSound


“Tony Plant is an Artist like no other. What you see here is just a small cherry on a cake to the artwork Tony has done over the years.

It was during the making of this film i realised the depth to Tonys artistic talents as he explained to me that in one of the shots there was a pole he had painted red over 6 years ago. He saw the pole was rotting and the texture of the dyeing grain represented the veins of life decaying away. By painting them red the veins stood out. It would only be the passer by with open eyes and mind that would see the pole and see its future within its surroundings….

The intention wasn’t to look at the pole. But to stop, and see the beauty we are surrounded by….”

Original Video And Read More, Youtube

Tony Plant’s Ethereal Sand Drawing Art