Bandon Beach on the Oregon Coast is known for its famous rock formations jutting out of the ocean and its magical sunsets. There are miles and miles of beaches to enjoy, each sprinkled with its own dramatic boulders. One of the most defining features of this stretch of coast is its many sea stacks, which are remnants of an ancient marine terrace. They make the perfect home for a great variety of sea creatures, which makes tide pooling one of the most popular activities here.
Photographers come from all over to capture these dramatic rock formations, especially at sunset when they are silhouetted with the light behind them. Because much of the weather during my trip the first day had been dominated by the early winter storms, I opted to spend a second day in the area. My patience was rewarded with much better skies the second morning as the soft morning light created a gentle impression of the sun playing against the ocean.
Location: Bandon Beach, Oregon.