Saturday, August 22, 2009

Photo-Hunt: ripples


Sand ripples at Cagbalete Island

What causes sand ripples? According to Weatherscapes, running water interacts with sand surfaces - like the waves rushing on a beach. The sand may show a high degree of ordering by forming ripples. Usually these sand ripples are most obvious about 20-50 cm below the water along a beach, but they may also be seen on shore. The fluid dynamics of the water creating the ripples is similar to the formation of gravity (windshear) waves of clouds in the atmosphere.

Photo-Hunt is hosted by TNChick.

16 comments:

Bim said...

Lovely lighting for these pretty ripples!

AmpersandPrime said...

oooh, ripples in the sand. wonderful.

Mike said...

Nice ripples...
Have a nice weekend.
Thanks for your visit.

shykulasa said...

well defined ripples and nice shot :) Cagbalete island looks beautiful!

thanks for droppin by :D

CY said...

Nice pics of the sand ripples. Take care and have a wonderful weekend. CY
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Carver said...

That's an excellent shot. You captured the ripples in the sand perfectly.

RJ Flamingo said...

Very cool - and I learned something, too!

Have a great weekend!

upto6only said...

the island seems beautiful. nice shot.

Happy weekend

YTSL said...

Gorgeous photo! :)

charlotte said...

Very nice....makes me wish I were there!

bing said...

this is very informative, luna.

U.Pink said...

really unique shot you have.. wow!

Liz said...

Ah, this is one of my favourite photos today.

Anonymous said...

great shot and sensous ripples i find this as godly texture of nature..

Mar said...

Lovely ripples and such a beautiful shot with all that blue!!
My picture is an overflow channel from sort of a bathtub full of mountain water... hope it makes sense!!

Paula said...

Great shot.