Low Tide at Golden Gardens in Ballard – Seattle

These photos were taken with care not to trample, harm, or disturb the marine organisms exposed at low tide. Some animals are difficult to see, covered by sand or camouflaged as part of the rocky landscape. For me, the best practice is to stay on the periphery of rocks and tide pools, making sure my footfall is in sand, avoiding substrates that could be holding and shielding small animals. I don’t move or pick up animals. All animals and plants were photographed as is, where they were when I encountered them.

Ladybug Boots at Low Tide in Seattle
American Crow Foraging at Golden Gardens Seattle
Low Tide at Golden Gardens in Ballard
Beachcombers on Puget Sound Low Tide
Boat on Puget Sound
American Crow Foraging on Puget Sound Low Tide 5-2013
Mussels at Golden Gardens Seattle
Seaweed on Puget Sound
Crow Foraging for Scraps at Golden Gardens
Gull Footprints at Golden Gardens Ballard