Fun Photo Friday: Squeaky Sand

sandy beach

For today’s fun photo (actually, a video), we travel to an Australian beach, where I was lucky enough to have a stroll with my daughter.

Listen to the sounds in the snippet of a video. What sounds like mice squeaking is actually the sand! We were so enthralled with the beach talking to us that we shot this video. Plus we didn’t think any of our friends would believe we walked on squeaky sand without proof.

According to Leave Only Footprints, this phenomenon occurs “when quartz sand is well-rounded and shaped in spheres”. Of course, a bunch of additional factors play into the creation of this perfect storm (perfect squeak?). Read more here if you’re interested.