What Lies Beneath
Out beyond the beach, known by some as the “Great Barrier Reef of Norfolk”, lies the chalk reef that most people never see or indeed, think about. It is a fragile, beautiful eco-system with its own vivid corals and an abundance of amazing sea creatures, some armour-plated, others incredibly delicate and glass-like: every one helpless to resist human predation and destruction of habitat – a habitat that has only recently been recognised as scientifically important.
These shoals are thought to be Europe’s most extensive chalk reef, stretching more than 30 km along the coast and reaching out up to 10 km into the North Sea. My work celebrates this unique beauty, hidden beneath the surface and located just off the North Norfolk shoreline.