Ronno Tramper Photography

Vlieland, june 2009

I have spent the entire week from 15 june 2009 until 22 june 2009 on the Island of Vlieland in the Wadden Sea. Italy's Dolomite mountains and the Wadden Sea along the coasts of Germany and the Netherlands were among several sites added to UNESCO's world heritage list on friday 26 june 2009. The Island of Vlieland is one of the so called Wadden Islands of the Netherlands. The area in between the north coast of the mainland and the Islands is a very large estuary. At low tide the sea retreats almost completely and the entire Wadden Sea area becomes a very rich feeding ground for many birds, especially waders, geese and ducks. It is also a very important wintering habitat for many species. As a tribute to the area I will show you some more images on this page.

The Wadden Estuary at low tide, Vlieland, The Netherlands
Nikon D300, AFS Nikkor 3.5-5.6/16-85 VR at 55mm, f11, tripod

The Wadden Estuary at low tide near the "Posthuis" (upper left corner), Vlieland, The Netherlands
Nikon D300, Tokina AF 4/12-24mm at 14mm, f11, polarizer, tripod

Oystercatcher, Vlieland, The Netherlands
Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 4-5.6/80-400 VR at 310mm, f8, tripod

Oystercatcher, Vlieland, The Netherlands
Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 4-5.6/80-400 VR at 310mm, f8, tripod

Oystercatchers, Vlieland, The Netherlands
Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 4-5.6/80-400 VR at 310mm, f8, tripod

North Beach, Vlieland (Yes, I was about to get wet feet here), The Netherlands
Nikon D300, Tokina AF 4/12-24mm at 17mm, f11, polarizer, tripod

North Beach, Vlieland (Yes, I had my shoes off), The Netherlands
Nikon D300, Tokina AF 4/12-24mm at 17mm, f11, polarizer, tripod

North Beach, The "Vliehors Express", Vlieland, The Netherlands
Nikon D300, Tokina AF 4/12-24mm at 17mm, f11, polarizer, tripod

Wadden Sea at dusk and low tide, Vlieland, The Netherlands
Nikon D300, Tokina AF 4/12-24mm at 17mm, f11, tripod

Thisle on the edge of the Wadden Sea, Vlieland, The Netherlands
Nikon D300, Tokina AF 4/12-24mm at 15mm, f11, fill flash, camera resting on the ground, angle finder

Wind swept northern beach at high tide, Vlieland, The Netherlands
Nikon D300, Tokina AF 4/12-24mm at 17mm, f11, polarizer, camera on the ground, angle finder

Common Eiders in the surf, Vlieland, The Netherlands
Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 4-5.6/80-400 VR at 340mm, f8, resting on the ground, VR on

sand sculpted by the wind, north beach, Vlieland, The Netherlands
Nikon D300, Tokina AF 4/12-24mm at 14mm, f11, polarizer, camera on the ground, angle finder

Sea Bindweed, Convolvulus soldanella, Vlieland, The Netherlands
Nikon D300, Tokina AF 4/12-24mm at 15mm, f11, camera resting on the ground, angle finder

Sea roses in the dunes, Vlieland, The Netherlands
Nikon D300, Tokina AF 4/12-24mm at 16mm, f11, tripod

honeysuckle and dune valley, Lonicera spp., dunes of Vlieland
Nikon D300, Tokina AF 4/12-24mm at 16mm, f11, tripod

honeysuckle, Lonicera spp., dunes of Vlieland
Nikon D300, AFS Nikkor 3.5-5.6/16-85 VR at 16mm, f11, handheld, VR on