Goose bar­na­cles, Lepas anat­ifera Sanna Bay, High­land

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - British Wildlife Photograph­y Awards 2018 - DAVID BEN­NETT

We were on hol­i­day in Scot­land and the weather was good, so we went to Sanna Bay, which is a place we know and love. While walk­ing and ex­plor­ing the coast, we no­ticed a very large piece of un­usual-look­ing drift­wood. On close in­spec­tion, we no­ticed it was cov­ered with goose bar­na­cles, which were mov­ing and pul­sat­ing like an alien species. The wood was stranded from the tide and we tried in vain to move it back to the wa­ter, but it was too heavy and wedged in – hope­fully the bar­na­cles sur­vived un­til the next tide.

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