High tide

By: Arjen Drost

Oct 27 2010

Category: autumn, mammals, Movie, Photography, the Netherlands

1 Comment

Aperture:f/10
Focal Length:40mm
ISO:200
Shutter:1/400 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

a mouse in a dangerous place

As I wrote in a earlier post the high tide posed real problems for small mammals. Mice had two options: either find refuge in the higher plants, hoping for the water not to rise even more, or go to the dry road. The ones that went for the road were dry, but also very exposed. To my surprise there were no raptors taking advantage of this, almost free meals. A larger problem posed the cars that were driving over the road. Many mice were found flattened on the road, their intestines spread out. Others came of worse, they were only hit by a car, being crippled and having a slow death.

In the video you get an impression of the effects of the extremely high tide of last week. From the Avocets swimming in the rough sea, to the mice-troubles to the Knots feeding on the mud flats when the water was falling again.

One comment on “High tide”

  1. GEWELDIG filmpje!!!!!


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