Low tide reveals beautiful creatures.

Allen Vinson trained his camera at tide pools during a recent low tide. He found an Ochre Sea Star.

Ochre Sea Star by Allen Vinson

And he saw Sea Urchins, the more commonly seen purple ones, and a rarer red one. There is also a Sea Anemone here too.

Rare Red Sea Urchin with Purple Sea Urchins and an Anemone by Allen Vinson

The Independent Coast Observer publishes the tide tables in its weekly newspaper. Check the tide tables and plan your adventure to coincide with a minus tide or very low tide.

Thanks to Allen for allowing me to share his photos with you here.