The beaches of the outer perimeter of the Copper River Delta, in southcentral Alaska, are broad and sandy. They open to the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific ocean, so weather can be tumultuous on its shores. On this pleasant day, I did some flying over the Copper River Delta region and we made a landing along this beach, where shorebirds were flying by, waves rolling, and sounds and winds of springs were in the air. The long shallow beach accounts for the repetition of pattern in the waves, as they slowly roll upon the beach. I grabbed this shot out of the rear window of the plane when we banked to make a landing.