An immature herring gull attepted to eat this whelk on teh shore of Pleasant Bay in Harwich. After being unable to get into the shell, it lost interest and moved on to a dead crab. I took the opportunity to create a few images of the whelk before returning it to the relative safety of the water.
It’s the end of summer, and the tropics are active. In the past week two storms passed by. Tropical storm Danielle kicked up some beautiful ocean swell while staying far at sea. Hurricane Earl had us scurrying to prepare, but ended up only giving us heavy rain. This is is a photo from Tuesday of the great surfing at Nauset.
That’s not a mustache!