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Europe’s Atlantic coastline consists of a mix of coastal landscapes, including fjords, deltas, cliffs of all shapes and sizes, plus all sorts of sand and pebble beaches. Despite the many differences, the influence of the Atlantic and a coastal climate are clearly visible wherever you look.

Over three years, Theo Bosboom visited and photographed more than fifty beaches in nine different countries to showcase the diversity of landscapes and geographical features that make up the Atlantic coast. ‘Some of my earliest childhood memories are of the sea and the beach,’ he says. ‘It is still in me. I too, have been shaped by the sea.’

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Aerial of patterns of receding waves, Playa del Silencio, Asturias, Spain. April 2018  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Aerial of patterns of receding waves, Playa del Silencio, Asturias, Spain. April 2018
Rocks and sea stacks in the surf at Playa del Silencio in Asturias on the Northwest coast of Spain. May 2015  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Rocks and sea stacks in the surf at Playa del Silencio in Asturias on the Northwest coast of Spain. May 2015
Seastar (Asteroidea) washed up at low tide at Luskentyre beach, Lewis and Harris, Scotland, UK, October.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Seastar (Asteroidea) washed up at low tide at Luskentyre beach, Lewis and Harris, Scotland, UK, October.
Colourful slate rock with sand patterns, Playa de las Cathedrales in Galicia, Northwest Spain. November 2017  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Colourful slate rock with sand patterns, Playa de las Cathedrales in Galicia, Northwest Spain. November 2017
Mud and water channels at low tide between the beaches of Seilebost and Luskentyre, Lewis and Harris, Scotland. February 2018  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Mud and water channels at low tide between the beaches of Seilebost and Luskentyre, Lewis and Harris, Scotland. February 2018
Empty shell of Common limpet (Patella vulgata) after it was taken of a rock, opened and eaten by a seabird. Bosta beach, Lewis, Scotland. February 2018  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Empty shell of Common limpet (Patella vulgata) after it was taken of a rock, opened and eaten by a seabird. Bosta beach, Lewis, Scotland. February 2018
Seaweed in tide pool, Mangurstadh Beach, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, October. Highly commended in the Creative Visions category of Wildlife photographer of the year Awards (WPOY) Competition 2018.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Seaweed in tide pool, Mangurstadh Beach, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, October. Highly commended in the Creative Visions category of Wildlife photographer of the year Awards (WPOY) Competition 2018.
Winter sunsrise at Seilebost beach, Isle of Harris, Scotland. February 2018  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Winter sunsrise at Seilebost beach, Isle of Harris, Scotland. February 2018
Powerful waves rolling in at the Atlantic coast of Iceland near Dyrholey during a powerful winter storm. February 2016  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Powerful waves rolling in at the Atlantic coast of Iceland near Dyrholey during a powerful winter storm. February 2016
Aerial of a snowy beach in the, Streymoy island, Faroe Islands.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Aerial of a snowy beach in the, Streymoy island, Faroe Islands.
Rock plates partly covered by sand, photographed on a beach near Aljezur, Alentejo region, Portugal. May.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Rock plates partly covered by sand, photographed on a beach near Aljezur, Alentejo region, Portugal. May.
Colourful flysch rock formations photographed at Playa del Silencio, Asturias, Northwest Spain. June 2013.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Colourful flysch rock formations photographed at Playa del Silencio, Asturias, Northwest Spain. June 2013.
Sea stacks consisting of flysch rock battered by the incoming tide, playa de Gueirua, Asturias, Northwest Spain. October 2015  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Sea stacks consisting of flysch rock battered by the incoming tide, playa de Gueirua, Asturias, Northwest Spain. October 2015
Extensive sand patterns created by a peat moor stream that flows into the sea at Luskentyre beach, Lewis and Harris, Scotland  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Extensive sand patterns created by a peat moor stream that flows into the sea at Luskentyre beach, Lewis and Harris, Scotland
Sand patterns created by receding waves, Quiberon, Brittany, France. August 2017  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Sand patterns created by receding waves, Quiberon, Brittany, France. August 2017
Jagged rock layers in the snow on a cold winters day at Persfjord, Varanger peninsual, Norway. These rocks are sedimentary rocks including mudstone, sandstones, dolomite and limestone. March 2017  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Jagged rock layers in the snow on a cold winters day at Persfjord, Varanger peninsual, Norway. These rocks are sedimentary rocks including mudstone, sandstones, dolomite and limestone. March 2017
Limpets (Patellidae) exposed at low tide on the coast of Playa de Ursa, Portugal. Finalist in the Animals in their Environment Category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (WPOY) Competiti...  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Limpets (Patellidae) exposed at low tide on the coast of Playa de Ursa, Portugal. Finalist in the Animals in their Environment Category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (WPOY) Competiti...
Patterns of receding waves, photographed from a hill just after sunset at Playa del Silencio, Asturias, Spain. May 2015  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Patterns of receding waves, photographed from a hill just after sunset at Playa del Silencio, Asturias, Spain. May 2015
Giants Causeway at night, lit by full moon. County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Winner of the Landscapes Category of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Giants Causeway at night, lit by full moon. County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Winner of the Landscapes Category of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017.
Layers of colourful flysch rock partly covered with sand and with common limpets (patella vulgata) on several places, as photographed on Barinatxebeach in the Blibao region in Northeast Spain. April 2...  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Layers of colourful flysch rock partly covered with sand and with common limpets (patella vulgata) on several places, as photographed on Barinatxebeach in the Blibao region in Northeast Spain. April 2...
Detail of a piece of of kelp seaweed (Laminaria hyperborea) with snow and sand, as photographed on Bosta beach, Isle of LewisScotland, UK, February.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Detail of a piece of of kelp seaweed (Laminaria hyperborea) with snow and sand, as photographed on Bosta beach, Isle of LewisScotland, UK, February.
Last rays of the sun through a hole in a Seastack with the Atlantic Ocean in the background. Sintra coast, Portugal, December  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Last rays of the sun through a hole in a Seastack with the Atlantic Ocean in the background. Sintra coast, Portugal, December
Sea snail (Trochidae family) scraping the rocks for algae, in a small tidal pool, near Aljezur, Portugal. May 2017  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Sea snail (Trochidae family) scraping the rocks for algae, in a small tidal pool, near Aljezur, Portugal. May 2017
Blue hour before sunrise at the dunes of Seilebost beach, Lewis and Harris, Scotland. February 2018.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Blue hour before sunrise at the dunes of Seilebost beach, Lewis and Harris, Scotland. February 2018.
Patterns on Carrickfinn beach with sand and water mixed with tannin dyed water from peat stream. Donegal, Ireland, November.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Patterns on Carrickfinn beach with sand and water mixed with tannin dyed water from peat stream. Donegal, Ireland, November.
Reflection of blue sky and hill Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, October 2016.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Reflection of blue sky and hill Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, October 2016.
Colourful display of detached mixed seaweed, as photographed on the Snaefellsnes coast near Ondverdarnes lighthouse, West Iceland. May 2016.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Colourful display of detached mixed seaweed, as photographed on the Snaefellsnes coast near Ondverdarnes lighthouse, West Iceland. May 2016.
Patterns of algae on a limestone rock with sand, White sands beach, Causeway coast, Northern Ireland. April 2016.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Patterns of algae on a limestone rock with sand, White sands beach, Causeway coast, Northern Ireland. April 2016.
Granite rocks with algae and limpets at the wild Atlantic coast of Brittany near Quiberon, France. August 2017  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Granite rocks with algae and limpets at the wild Atlantic coast of Brittany near Quiberon, France. August 2017
Half frozen lagoon with a approaching blizzard, turning the sky dark blue, Iceland, February 2016.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Half frozen lagoon with a approaching blizzard, turning the sky dark blue, Iceland, February 2016.
Rock formations and pebbles, Playa del Portizueleo, Luarca, Asturias, Northwest Spain. November 2016  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Rock formations and pebbles, Playa del Portizueleo, Luarca, Asturias, Northwest Spain. November 2016
Eyelash shaped tufts of grass in snow on beach, Saudarkrokur, Iceland. March. Winner of the Plants category of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2017.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Eyelash shaped tufts of grass in snow on beach, Saudarkrokur, Iceland. March. Winner of the Plants category of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2017.
View from Bosta beach on the Bernera peninsula on the isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. February 2018  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / View from Bosta beach on the Bernera peninsula on the isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. February 2018
Wave breaking in front of the two famous sea stacks Risin and Kellingin on the Faroe Islands. March 2018.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Wave breaking in front of the two famous sea stacks Risin and Kellingin on the Faroe Islands. March 2018.
Winter landscape at Luskentyre beach, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, North Harris in the background. February 2018.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Winter landscape at Luskentyre beach, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, North Harris in the background. February 2018.
Aerial of Seilebost beach at low tide, Lewis and Harris, Scotland. February 2018.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Aerial of Seilebost beach at low tide, Lewis and Harris, Scotland. February 2018.
Aerial of flysch rock layers at the edge of the ocean, as photographed on the beach of Liencres, Northern Spain. April 2018  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Aerial of flysch rock layers at the edge of the ocean, as photographed on the beach of Liencres, Northern Spain. April 2018
Dragon shaped rock with green algae on the Amoreira beach, Aljezur, Alentejo region, Portugal. May 2017.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Dragon shaped rock with green algae on the Amoreira beach, Aljezur, Alentejo region, Portugal. May 2017.
Rock hit by a wave at high tide. Cadavedo, Asturias, Northwest Spain. November 2016  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Rock hit by a wave at high tide. Cadavedo, Asturias, Northwest Spain. November 2016
Little waves in a tidal creek, photographed at the Sintra coast in West Portugal. December 2016  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Little waves in a tidal creek, photographed at the Sintra coast in West Portugal. December 2016
Sand patterns at sunrise, Praia da Adraga, Sintra, Portugal. December 2016  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Sand patterns at sunrise, Praia da Adraga, Sintra, Portugal. December 2016
Star shaped sand pattern as photographed at low tide at Luskentyre beach, Lewis and Harris, Scotland, UK, October.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Star shaped sand pattern as photographed at low tide at Luskentyre beach, Lewis and Harris, Scotland, UK, October.
Snow covered jagged rocks with lichen along the coast of Varanger peninsula, close to the city of Vardo, Norway. February 2017.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Snow covered jagged rocks with lichen along the coast of Varanger peninsula, close to the city of Vardo, Norway. February 2017.
Blizzard passes by the jagged rocks along the coast of Varanger peninsula, close to the city of Vard. Picture taken at 26 February 2017.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Blizzard passes by the jagged rocks along the coast of Varanger peninsula, close to the city of Vard. Picture taken at 26 February 2017.
Aerial of flysch rock layers at the edge of the ocean, as photographed on the beach of Liencres, Northern Spain. April 2018  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Aerial of flysch rock layers at the edge of the ocean, as photographed on the beach of Liencres, Northern Spain. April 2018
Slate rock covered with barnacles and Common limpets (Patella vulgata) Playa de las Cathedrales, Galicia, Northwest Spain. November 2016.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Slate rock covered with barnacles and Common limpets (Patella vulgata) Playa de las Cathedrales, Galicia, Northwest Spain. November 2016.
Patterns on Carrickfinn beach with sand mixed with tannin dyed water from peat stream. Donegal, Ireland, November.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Patterns on Carrickfinn beach with sand mixed with tannin dyed water from peat stream. Donegal, Ireland, November.
Sun rays through stormy clouds, and snow covered beach, Varanger Peninsula, Norway. March.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Sun rays through stormy clouds, and snow covered beach, Varanger Peninsula, Norway. March.
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