These incredible photographs show how New Zealand’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake lifted the seabed 2m - and exploded through the sand. Once submerged, the rocks - covered in barnacles, limpets and seaweed - have now been pushed up above the surface. As a result of the sudden uplift, sea life including lobster and abalone, have been seen stranded out of water. The areas which appear purple in colour show how the sea bed has been forced up to the surface.
Photo credit: Anna Redmond