Ruby Beach Sea Stacks

December 19, 2016

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Photographer: Bachir Badaoui
Summary Authors: Bachir Badaoui; Jim Foster
The photo above shows sea stacks on Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington, as observed at low tide, during a foggy sunrise on May 25, 2015. Stacks such as this indicate the location of former headlands. Since the sandstone they're composed of is resistant to erosion, compared to the rock that once connected them to the mainland (at right), they stand well above the waves even at high tide. A tidal pool is in the foreground.
Photo Details: Camera: NIKON D7100; Lens: 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8; Focal Length: 38mm (35mm equivalent: 57mm); Aperture: ƒ/6.3; Exposure Time: 0.0063 s (1/160); ISO equiv: 400; Software: iPhoto 9.6.1.