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Scheldt tidal marsh

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 10 April 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

"Natuurgebied Schor Ouden Doel"

Near Antwerp the Scheldt flows west into the Netherlands towards the North Sea. On the right bank it is the area of the famous port of Antwerp, the second largest port in Europe. On the left bank, between all the industry, there is still some room for valuable nature:

The area outside of the Scheldt is a brackish water marsh. Brackish water marshes are extremely rare and occur in Europe only in the mouth of the Elbe and the Western Scheldt. The area is influenced by tidal action and is used both by salt water from the North Sea and by fresh water from the flooded river Scheldt. The mud area is under water twice a day. The higher tidal marshes run only under during storms and springtide.
From an ecological point of view, this area is particularly valuable: the area is a muddy bird paradise and home to rare and typical halophytic plants.

Image: Prosperpolder (BE) - 23/01/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 100 15 mm

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Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

The juxtaposition of the field with the port and nuclear power plant is particularly powerful.

10 Apr 2011 10:45am

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful photo, love!
Five stars!

10 Apr 2011 3:06pm

Anca from Galati, Romania

It is an image known to me! I live in a city near which there is a large steel mill! A powerful image! (version google)

10 Apr 2011 5:15pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

superb flanders landscape!!

10 Apr 2011 5:56pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Powerful image with the port and power plant in the background surrounded by fog.

10 Apr 2011 7:43pm

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

:-((( for my mood but :-))) for your picture

11 Apr 2011 8:33am

Canon EOS 400D
1/160 second
ISO 100
15 mm