Stretching out as far as the eye can see, the scenic Pacific Ocean calms down for the night under dramatic cloud cover and a gorgeous sunset. This is the beach along Cox Bay near Tofino, which is a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in Breathtaking British Columbia.
The perfect end to a perfect day can be standing on the beach watching the sun going down and observing the play of light that the sun brings to the cloud cover. As the sea turns from a stunning blue to a kind of inky blackness now that the sun has gone down on another day, it can be a time to reflect and enjoy a moment with this vast expanse of scenic coastal nature that you are so lucky to be able to just enjoy, even for a moment.
Looking at this photo of these dramatic clouds and sunset makes you want to jump in to the scenery and squish your toes in to the exposed sand, feel the waves lapping against your ankles and smell the sea air, fresh with a hint of salt.
This area of Cox Bay is part of the transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and so is used for sustainable land practices by the First Nations groups in the region. They still have to respect it though and keep the nature and surroundings as untouched as possible so that this gorgeous scenery will not be destroyed and will still be around for many years to come.
Dramatic clouds and sunset over the beach along Cox Bay near Tofino, a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/13.0, exposure time of 1/15 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 18mm.
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