Broome Beach Sand Patterns

At low tide on both Gantheaume Point and Cable Beach there are millions of tiny sand balls arranged in different patterns, often in groups surrounding individual holes.

 

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Two hole-centric sand designs up close 

 

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Multiple patterns from a more distant aspect

 

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The sand artist: tiny, camouflaged crabs. Normally the crabs hid in their holes as I approached to take their photos but I managed to catch the specimen in the picture above.