Indian Ocean

October 29, 2015

sea creatures ocean mauritius animal rock rockpool sand black fish eel laila volcanic rock

sea creatures ocean mauritius animal rock rockpool sand black fish eel laila volcanic rock

sea creatures ocean mauritius animal rock rockpool sand black fish eel laila volcanic rock

sea creatures ocean mauritius animal rock rockpool sand black fish eel laila volcanic rock

sea creatures ocean mauritius animal rock rockpool sand black fish eel laila volcanic rock

1st photo. Bandana, shorts, vest top – all boys and belonging to housemate. Shirt – £13, Beyond Retro. 3rd-5th photos. T-Shirt – $5, Buffalo Vintage, Portland, Oregon. Skirt – £10, Amy Winehouse Foundation pop-up shop.

I feel like every time I go to the sea it’s obligatory to document it. These beachside outfit photos are nothing compared to last time I was in Mauritius. Without my trusty photography steed (James) or any adequate packing time I had a random assortment of both clothes and photos to go through!

I’m normally straight into the sea and swimming around with the fishes in Mauritius. This is the first time I can remember NOT swimming out into the sea. The beach was lined with volcanic rock; the huge, porous black rocks you can see in these photos. Volcanic rock is my favourite rock to have by the sea. They are smooth and often flat on top, they hold onto the suns warmth (perfect seats) and also dry out quickly. British rockpools tend to be jagged-edged slippery deathtraps in comparison..!

OCEAN LIFE

I was astounded by the amount of different animals living between the rocks. As we all know by now, I’m obsessed with animals so I was in my element exploring. The sandy floor was lined with sea cucumbers, sea urchins, seahorses, baby flying fish, mudskippers, anemones, sea slugs, baby octopi and starfish. And this is all packed into a space of a couple metres! The main reason I didn’t want to wade out into the sea to swim was because I was terrified of destructing a whole ecosystem with my giant human feet – or worse, destructing my giant human feet on the backs of the spiny sea urchins. Instead I spent hours clambering amongst the rocks, taking time to observe and trying not to disturb.

sea creatures ocean mauritius animal rock rockpool sand black fish eel laila volcanic rock

sea creatures ocean mauritius animal rock rockpool sand black fish eel laila volcanic rock

sea creatures ocean mauritius animal rock rockpool sand black fish eel laila volcanic rock

sea creatures ocean mauritius animal rock rockpool sand black fish eel laila volcanic rock

sea creatures ocean mauritius animal rock rockpool sand black fish eel laila volcanic rock

7 responses to “Indian Ocean”

  1. I feel the same way – every time I go to the beach I take a million pictures! It always feels special. Of course, we don’t have such cool sea life in LA, but I wish we did!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

  2. Denise says:

    I loved the pictures, as I love the sea as well! If I am a bit too long without the sea, I feel bad. I am amazed by the amount of animals you listed, and one of my goals is to dive in the Indian Ocean – well, not really dive, just feel it. I loved your pictures, you always look so beautiful and natural and I really like it – natural is my favorite way of being, as natural as possible – you are truly beautiful!
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  3. christinadrh says:

    Great pics and a beautiful place, makes me long for the ocean here in the desert.

  4. Jane says:

    Oh that’s awesome! I have to admit, I’m kind of squicked out by sea creatures and the like, but looking around rockpools is pretty cool.

  5. Kati says:

    Ah, such atmospheric photos, so perfect!

  6. Kim says:

    awesome pics 🙂 as always

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