Photographer's Note

In Chausey Islands, in Normandy, you find the most important tides in Europe. In spring and autumn, they are even more important and at low tide, the archipelago becomes a paradise for shellfish pickers.

This picture was taken last september. In Chausey there are also a lot of oyster and mussel farms. Here, the mussels grow on wooden pillars that are under water at high tide, but uncover during important tides. Between the pillar, you can collect a lot of shellfish, and become a major opponent for the maritime birds.

Next week, there is another very important tide coming: at low tide, there will be virtually no water above the zero reference level. This is an major event for fishermen in the area!

I messed up a lot with the colors in this picture, if you have any suggestion for improvement, please feel free.

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