I went for a walk today with my husband, sisters, brother-in-law, and nephew at Rome Point in Rhode Island. It was a lovely day for a walk, but we noticed the beach smelled, well, fishier than normal. The culprit of the smell was something none of us had seen before - thousands upon thousands of dead sea stars had washed up on the beach. While most of them were pretty thoroughly dried by the time we got there, the smell still lingered. It was a bit icky, but really amazing, too. I'd never seen so many sea stars in one place before. We suspect a recent storm may be what caused the problem. I didn't spend much time photographing the scene, but here's a shot that illustrates the scale of it all.
In lighter news, prior to reaching the sea stars, I tried my hand at taking some more infrared photographs. I didn't have my tripod with me, but an obliging rock was at hand, and I quite like the perspective it captured.
What do you think?