With all but one arm above the waterline, the starfish’s reflection is nearly a mirror image of the real thing. In and around the mussel beds, the ochre star, Pisaster ochraceus, is an influential predator.
An often overlooked shoreline match is seaweed and a reflected conifer forest. Yet, it’s an evocative pairing. I featured this image in Reflections From the Shore, along with a few other shoreline scenes.
Granular claw crabs are heavy-hitting rocky intertidal double-dippers. They are renowned in some circles for for occurring in pairs. (You can find the second member at the lower left.) In Security for Granular Claw Crabs, I shared some notes about their lives.
I chose the header image with its layers of mirror images to harmonize with this post’s emphasis on reflections.