The term “Wadden Sea” describes the shallow waters close to the land, where the water draws back during low tide and leaves the sea floor exposed so that you can walk on it. There is virtually no slope so the area that falls dry when the water recedes is very flat – and appears endless. This photo is taken on a walk on a cold autumn afternoon where the clouds broke and a bit of blue skies where shown before the next shower. When interested in a “wad den sea walk” it is best to do so with a guide cause the water can be very impredictable.
This natural habitat can be found along the entire German North Sea coast as well as parts of the Dutch North Sea Coast. The Wadden Sea is recognized by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and is a biosphere reserve and a world heritage site.