Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Sunset Beach Event

Where are all these people headed at sunset on the beach?

The magnificent sky colors had nothing to do with it, but the oranges, golds, pinks and eventually purples sure added a dramatic setting.

We were taking photographs at this Gulf State Park section in Orange Beach on August 4 when people started gathering around a person carrying a bucket. Then, they lined up on each side of a trench that led from the sand to the gulf. Curious, we meandered over and joined the crowd. The group leader requested no flash photographs and asked everybody to be as quiet as possible. Then the event commenced!

What was the event?
For the answer, click HERE.
Be sure to watch the videos too!

16 comments:

marc_ro said...

baby turtles!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Stunning colors.

Virginia said...

I am guessing sea turles as well. Awwwwww

Kate said...

Were the baby turtles being released to return to the sea? I've seen this in Mexico and it's a joyful event, but it was much darker than sunset at that release.

PJ said...

I get to see this same piece of sky, in fact I showed it on my daily blog the next night. I wish I had been there to see baby turts. It must have been wonderful.

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

Beautiful colors. Good.

Rambling Round said...

Hey, y'all are too good! Yep, it was baby sea turtles, and they were so cute...just wish I could have photographed them.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful photo and beautiful event. MB

D said...

amazing sky!

Jim said...

Great picture, the videos are neat. They look so tiny and helpless, but know just what they are suppose to do.

June said...

I can see why they call it Orange Beach! Hooray for helping the turtles!

babooshka said...

This is just beautiful, whatever they were there for.

marley said...

Awesome colours and turtles too! Great post :)

Rose said...

WOW! That is the best description of this photo I can think of.

Halcyon said...

What a gorgeous sky!

Phil_O'Logus said...

Glorious sky!