Seaweed balls drifted stranded on the beach that looks like velvet. Its a type of green algae, Aegagropila linnaei, known as marimo. At certain times, the beaches in Aceh are often seen Marimo rolling around swept by the waves.
In Japan the marimo has been a protected species since as early as 1920, defined as a natural treasure. Small balls sold as souvenirs are hand rolled from free-floating filaments. The marimo was given a status of protected species in Iceland in 2006. Both Lake Mývatn and Lake Akan are protected, the former as a nature reserve, the latter as a national park. credit
Photoshoot at Lampuuk beach, Aceh Besar
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM