10 beautiful photos of the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico’s beautiful beaches.
I grew up on the Gulf of Mexico coast in Southern Florida. It has been horrible and scary to see what is happening and to read about what might happen as a result of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, it has been horrible to see all of the oil-covered birds, hear about endangered baby whales being found dead and endangered sea turtles being burned to death, oil-filled waves and water, oil rain, and potentially catastrophic toxic rain.
Perhaps longing for a time when the Gulf of Mexico seemed pure and clean, or just wanting to admire the beauty of the Gulf and Gulf beaches again, I decided to make this week’s 10 Friday Photos post a post on beautiful Gulf of Mexico beach photos. Hope you like what I found and posted below.
Sand castles and sunsets make beautiful beach photos
Photo Credit: TW Collins via flickr
Seagulls: owners of the beach
Photo Credit: Will Montague via flickr
Beautiful sunsets and candid photos of kids on the beach remind me of my childhood
Photo Credit: Ian Muttoo via flickr
Aerial photo capturing the white sand and blue to blue-green water of the Gulf of Mexico
Photo Credit: kk+ via flickr
Beach sunset photos never get old
Photo Credit: downtownpearl via flickr
Another candid photo of kids on the beach (so cute)
Photo Credit: _cck_ via flickr
Maybe not so candid, but beautiful photo
Photo Credit: Scott* via flickr
Beautiful beach photo
Photo Credit: Paxsimius via flickr
Beautiful photo of Kemp’s Ridley baby sea turtles on the beach (hopefully these weren’t burnt alive)
Photo Credit: TurtleDude via flickr
Bonus Photo: photo of seagulls (looking like beach bouncers) too cool to pass up
Photo Credit: pylbug via flickr
Have more beautiful Gulf of Mexico beach photos to share? Put a link in the comments below.
Top Photo Credit: deb mae via flickr