Pelican Skull and Small Bit of Coral


What a surprising find! My friend, Lis, first noticed the delicate skull. It is astonishing that it was not shattered in the sea. This small bit of beach at the east end of the island was nearly entirely monochromatic, and scattered with bits of broken and bleached coral. My eyes were focused on the very edge of the water, and this pair of objects was situated just at a high tide mark.
Aside from the discovery of the lovely still life, I was fascinated with the end of the beak, where there is almost a small claw.
Both the skull and the coral are what remain from once living creatures. I like to think that I have given them a sort of second existence by photographing their pairing on the sand.

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