The white cliffs of the Alabaster Coast of northern France have inspired many artists, and it was tempting to just photograph those cliffs and not look up close.
The chalk cliffs have been carved into interesting shapes by the wave action.
At low tide there were many tide pools in the dimpled rock formations underfoot.
Most of the tide pools, if they were filled at all, contained only beach pebbles and occasionally a bit of seaweed.
But I hit pay dirt with this tide pool and its polka-dotted red sea anemone posing for its close up!
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