The shore at Bandon, Oregon in early morning with the sun starting to burn through the fog. "Face Rock" is in the background on the right. Other "sea stacks" in the foreground.
Sea stacks are blocks of erosion-resistant rock isolated from the land by sea. Sea stacks begin as part of a headland or sea cliff. Relentless pounding by waves erodes the softer, weaker parts of a rock first, leaving harder, more resistant rock behind.
These sea stacks are part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. All sea stacks are federally protected and are closed to public access.
Canon EOS 7D, f/22 @ 70 mm, 1/100, ISO 200, No Flash
© Gary Grossman Photography