Mediterranean Pool

May 04, 2020


Photographer: Cristina Artale 
Summary Authors: Cristina Artale; Jim Foster

The photo above shows a crystal-clear tidal pool, framed by limestone, on the coast of Sicily, Italy, not far from Syracuse. It was taken from a bike path overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, about noon on November 15, 2019. Home to crustaceans, fish and other marine and intertidal creatures, particularly at low tide, a clear pool such as this one is like a natural aquarium. Note that tides in the Mediterranean Sea are limited in height (compared to tides along ocean coasts) primarily because the sea’s entrance to the Atlantic Ocean is so narrow. The rock at right reminds me of the head of a shark.

Photo Details: Camera: Canon EOS 4000D; Software: Adobe Photoshop Express (Android); Exposure Time: 0.0008s (1/1250); Aperture: ƒ/8.0; ISO equivalent: 400.Syracuse, Italy Coordinates: 37.075474, 15.286586