Minas Basin is an arm of the Bay of Fundy, well known for its very large tidal range, 8 to 16 meters. The Basin was formed about 5000 years ago as a result of the rise of sea level due to melting of the icecaps that started about 10,000 years ago. The shape of the bay and the daily motion of the moon around the earth combine to create the tides. The tides cause enormous erosion of the 220 million years old sandstone cliffs that border a large part of the basin, releasing millions of tons of silt and sand that move continuously around the bay with the tidal currents. The tidal range still continues to grow and the processes that shape this habitat continue as they have done for millions of years. In the daily processes rockwalls emerge from the running tide like hairy chests, creeks and gullies fall dry for a few hours of calm displaying detailed patterns and little skeletons that will vanish with the next incoming water. This is the source of inspiration for the photographic series of images "Tidelines" of which you will find a few samples here.