Giant Eyeball Found on the Beach

A giant eyeball from a mysterious sea creature washed ashore and was found by a man walking the beach in Pompano Beach. No one knows what species the huge blue eyeball came from. The eyeball will be sent to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg to be examined. (Carli Segelson/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

A Sign in Space: Sandprint at Laga beach, Sense & Sustainability, Art biennale, Urdaibai, Spain

A graphic star-pattern composed of truck tires is printed as a relief on the sand at Laga beach during low tide. At high tide the pattern will slowly vanish as the tide rises. By Spanish artist Gunilla Klingberg. Continue reading »

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013: Miami Beach sizzles

Swim Week brings the sexy, unabashed world of swimwear to Miami Beach through Tuesday — luring designers, retailers, models, fashion show producers and international press to South Florida, all to feast their eyes on the latest designs.


A model wears swimwear from the collection of Luli Fama. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Beach Trooper


A man dressed as a ‘Star Wars’ storm trooper walks on Copacabana Beach during carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Victor R. Caivano/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.

Boynton Beach Peacocks: When is Beauty Bad?

Anybody want a peacock? How about 200?

The Fox Hollow community in Boynton Beach is considering paying a trapper $6,000 to round up half the neighborhood population of peafowl and kill them.

“I want every one of them out of here,” said resident Dorothy Laswell. “They bang on my French doors, throw themselves at my windows, and wake me up every morning, jumping on my roof at 6 o’clock. And during mating season, they scream and holler.”

Similar complaints have led Fox Hollow to invite a trapper to spend weeks in the neighborhood assessing the population and figuring out what can be done. There are an estimated 400 peafowl living in Fox Hollow, and they have their defenders. So the homeowner’s association is considering a compromise of sorts: eliminating half the bird population.

Story by Frank Cerabino.
Photography by Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post.


The Fox Hollow community in Boynton Beach is proposing to remove a couple of hundred peacocks that live on the gated community’s property. They apparently escaped years ago from nearby Knollwood Groves, where they were an attraction until the groves were torn down for another housing development. Continue reading »

Kate Upton’s 2012 Beach Bunny Swimwear Ad Campaign


Kate Upton landed the No. 2 spot in AskMen’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2012 poll; and her new Beach Bunny Swimwear Ads make it clear why.

Upton, a glorified Sports Illustrated model who has gained fame for her enviable curves and her sweet smile, is the face of Beach Bunny Swimwear’s Spring 2012 collection. The blonde stunner poses in the ad campaign and a number of catalog shots. The picturesque setting and colorful bikinis make for a stunning pictorial. Continue reading »

Paradise for the Chickens: Heritage Hen Farms in Boynton Beach

If only you knew just how hard Svetlana and Marty Simon — and their few hundred chickens — worked for each egg they harvest, you’d never look at breakfast the same way.

The Boynton Beach farmers are up at 4 a.m. to feed the animals at their Heritage Hen Farms, change their water, chase the goats to the pasture, clean out the coops, collect eggs, find rogue egg layers, scrub the duck tubs, check the bees, check the fences. Then they go to their day jobs, only to return later for more farm work.

“To produce nutritious food like this takes so much labor,” Svetlana says.

Yes, but it’s paradise for the chickens. The Heritage hens (and geese and ducks and guinea hens and one lone turkey named Thomas) live a truly free-range lifestyle. (Photos by Libby Volgyes)

A sign welcomes visitors to the coop, where families can see firsthand where the eggs come from. Continue reading »

Red-blanketed Beach in Northeast China

Tourists walk on a pile trestle above a beach on the Liaohe River Delta that has been blanketed by a red plant known as ‘seepweed’ in Panjin, Northeast China’s Liaoning province, Sept 12, 2011. The red–carpet-like scene has attracted more than 5, 000 visits during this year’s three-day holiday of Mid-Autumn Festival, starting from the night before the holiday began, on Sept 9, 2011. Each autumn the beach is covered by the seasonal red plant, attracting thousands of visitors. (Xinhua) Continue reading »

Glass Beach

Glass Beach is a beach in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California that is abundant in sea glass created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline near the northern part of the town. Continue reading »

Packing the Beach Like Sardines in Spain

People sunbathe on the packed Gandia Beach in Valencia, Spain, on Monday, Aug. 1. August is the main holiday month in Spain, with thousands of people expected to visit the Mediterranean coastline over the course of the month. (Ruben Frances / EPA)

Photo of the Day: Beach Shower

A woman takes a shower on a temporary beach on a bank of the Moskva river opposite Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow as the city suffers through a heat wave. (Dmitry Kostyukov/AFP/Getty Images)

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim: South Beach is Even Hotter Than Usual

Sexy, bikini-clad models strutting down runways. Designers from around the world unveiling their newest collections. Buyers, international press and celebrities soaking in the fun, excitement and heat of South Beach.

Swim Week brings the fabulous, daring world of swimwear to Miami Beach with an array of fashion and trade shows, parties and satellite events — all luring thousands of designers, models, retailers, fashion show producers and international press to our shores to bask in the glow of the latest designs.


Lisa Burke, a designer for Lisa Blue swimwear, and Guia Golden of Diesel, watch a model at a casting call for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in the penthouse of the Raleigh Hotel. (Charles Trainor Jr./The Miami Herald) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Humpback Whale Washes up on Beach

Two boys look at the body of a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) at Toluca beach, 50 km south from San Salvador, El Salvador on July 4. (Jose Cabezas / AFP – Getty Images). Click to zoom.

Beach Bunny Bride

Model Kate Upton for Beach Bunny swimwear. Continue reading »