Ladybug on the beach...Santa Barbara, CA
I've never seen one on the beach before but I guess it's not all that unusual. According to what I could find out, strong winds will sometimes blow them to the beach from inland, sometimes by the thousands. I saw this one first but as I walked along spotted quite a few more. Hopefully they were able to make it back to their home turf, so to speak. There's a story about ladybugs on the beach here: http://sloblogs.thetribunenews.com/sidetracked/2009/04/21/ladybugs-invade-pismo-beach/
Thanks for the many comments on my 'Under the Pier' shot. Really took me by surprise, just didn't expect that kind of reaction! Thanks again!