The Wadden Sea is the largest tidal flats system on the earth, where the natural processes proceed largely undisturbed. For it’s unique geological and ecological values the Wadden Sea is listen by UNESCO as World Heritage. As a landscape photographer I’m drawn to this peculiar landscape. Not because it’s beautiful – it’s not actually. Whoops! Time for a disclaimer: I know that’s a highly subjective statement and I know I’m not in a position where I have the right to define beauty. Anyway. Instead I guess my fascination stems from the fact that it’s a place where the ambiguity of living from and in spite of the forces of nature is right in your face. Through history life has been a struggle of taming the beast that feeds you. Once and again with major setbacks like The Second Great Drowning in 1634 where an apocalyptic storm surge hit the island of Strand – a storm surge that killed 6.000 out of 9.000 inhabitants when the dikes gave in.

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