Lost in the Details – Rock Formations at Praia da Dona Ana

Every week WordPress posts a Weekly Photo Challenge and this week’s theme is Lost in the Details . The instructions direct from the horse’s mouth (aka WordPress) are “This challenge is about getting lost in the details”. Hmmm ponderous! The theme of the challenge was rather lost on me to begin with, until I downloaded the photographs I’d taken of Praia da Dona Ana beach.

Colourful sandstone cliffs at Praia da Dona Ana

Colourful sandstone cliffs at Praia da Dona Ana

I love the layers of colours in the sandstone cliffs and the shape of the rock formations carved out by the sea.

Rocks at Praia da  Anna, Lagos, Portugal

Rocks at Praia da Anna, Lagos, Portugal

There is also colony of birds nesting on the rocks, however my zoom lens was not powerful enough to take a really good close-up. I am not sure if these birds are Cormorants or Shags. I need to research further – what do you think?

Cormorant or Shag?

Cormorant or Shag?

And finally, Praia da Dona Ana on a sunny day!

Praia da Dona Ana, Lagos, Portugal

Praia da Dona Ana, Lagos, Portugal

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35 responses to “Lost in the Details – Rock Formations at Praia da Dona Ana

  1. Sand and rock creates magic.

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  2. 🙂 I so want to move to Portugal:-) thank you for sharing this beautiful place

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  3. Nature’s natural beauty – stunning photos!

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  4. Fantastic pics, especially the second one! SO peaceful.

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  5. Lovely pictures. Dona Ana is a stunning beach even though it is tiny. The colours of the rock are amazing.
    My guess they are Eurpoean Shags as they seem to be all black and crested.

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  6. Beautiful photos!!

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  7. Some really great photos PiP. I’ve never actually walked down the steps to the beach – too lazy 🙂

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  8. Re : broccoli problem:
    Try sprinkling the ground around the broccoli with a little potash.This helps to bring on and improve flowering and fruiting and also seems to strengthen the plant health generally increasing resistance to disease. Sulphate of potash is ok for organic I think so you can still be confident that the produce is chemical free. I have trouble getting decent size broccoli heads too so I grew sprouting broccoli last year.

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  9. Just sunshine and the birds whose ancestry I do not know . . . lovely photos of a peaceful spot . . .

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  10. So lovely. I would love to get lost in those details.

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  11. Love that bottom shot! What a great place to get lost. 😀

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  12. How nice that place. The rock has very unique shape. Have a wonderful day.

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  13. What beautiful rock formations! And no wonder the birds love to be there. Thanks for the lovely photos.

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  14. So so beautiful.

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  15. AaaH!! The longing… I dream of that place… as I’ve said before, that’s where I would love to retire… 😉

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  16. pinkpolkad0tfood

    Absolutely beautiful!

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  17. Easy to see how one can get lost in the magnificence of that beauty. 🙂

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  18. Absolutely lovely pics, PiP. I have no idea what those birds are, but they do decorate the cliffs very nicely. 🙂

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