DownloadDescription: A rivulet of water trickling through the sand, shining in sunlight. The sand is dark, wet, and slightly shiny. Little pebbles lie in the middle of the flow of water. At the top of the photo, the water flows around a black rock embedded in the sand.
DownloadDescription: A tiny yellow leaf lying in the sand. The tip of the leaf is slightly covered in grains. Sunlight shines from overhead, casting the shadow of the leaf into the sand.
DownloadDescription: Another view of the interesting braidlike patterns created by the receding tide on this beach in Queensland, Australia.
DownloadDescription: Black sand has apparently been braided into the blonde sand of this beach in Queensland, Australia, by the receding tide.
DownloadDescription: A short length of rope is stuck in the sand with water flowing over it.
DownloadDescription: This neat cluster of sand spheres surrounds the burrow of the small crab who made them.
DownloadDescription: This photo clearly shows where the sand was dug out by the small crab who created these sand spheres.
DownloadDescription: The remnants of older sandballs which have lost their shape can be seen around this cluster of sand spheres on a beach in Queensland, Australia.
DownloadDescription: The small burrowing crabs in Queensland, Australia who create these sand spheres are known locally as cannonball crabs.
DownloadDescription: A closer look at the sand spheres created by burrowing crabs in Queensland, Australia.