Dendraster excentricus (The Western Sand Dollar)


A study in admiration of natural form.


Who among us can deny that sand dollars have a kind of magical mystical double life? Perhaps through transference, these creatures (albeit in death) carry with them, a form of hope, a sheer sense of wonder and luck upon finding one washed up on shore, whole and complete.  I simply can not deny how excited I felt when I found this sand dollar on the Oregon coast.  But I still wonder - why?  This series of photographs seeks to depict in detail a simple admiration of natural form of this Western Sand Dollar.


Image list   (scroll right)


1, 4, 7, 8    (aboral side of test)

2, 5,           (oral / aboral axis of test)

3, 6, 9        (oral side of test)


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