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This image was derived from a piece of rotting vegetation deposited by the high tide.

 

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Driftwood

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August 20, 2014 · 8:00 am

Driftwood. Poverty or piety?

It is not uncommon to find ‘interesting’ pieces of driftwood that resemble fantasy creature, such as the ‘Ksarmathaurus’ I posted in April.  The image below is of a piece found on the same beach near Agadir in Morocco.  I am fairly sure that it is what remains of a decaying palm trunk, but whatever it is I was attracted by the rather gentle, downcast figure it seemed to suggest.  It could equally be a devout young lady.

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Driftwood. Ksarmathaurus

I came across this piece of driftwood on the shore just below where we were near Agadir in Morocco.  It seemed to me to have all the attributes of a prehistoric creature, especially the head, neck and foreleg.  Since the hotel where we were staying was the Ksar Massa I decided a suitable identity for this strange ‘animal’ would be the Ksarmathaurus.  The image has not been manipulated in any way other than the removal of the background.  The original was approximately two feet (60cm) in length. 

Ksarmathaurus of Agadir

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