When I first saw the tree-like image, Patterns in the Sand by Adam Gibbs, taken along the BC coast of Canada, I wished I could be there to find such designs. About a year later, I was listening to a photography podcast in which I was introduced to the work of Huibo Hou. She spoke of a photo project in which she was capturing images like this along the Southern California coast. She titled her collection Nature’s Botanical Sand Art. It was then that I realized these patterns could be found a short distance from my own home and I set about exploring the shore. I had been walking over them for years.
Here is a small collection of what I found over several visits.
Here is more of my current collection of Nature’s Sand Art.