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Planet Texel

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National Parks are extensive nature areas with important natural assets and many opportunities to enjoy them. The Dunes on Texel completely satisfy these criteria. The main part of the Slufter is a wide dune valley which has a open connection to the North Sea though a hole in the outer dunes. At high tide seawater streams into the Slufter though creeks an at low tide it streams out again. The large Slufterckreek at the beach, were the water most the times comes through, over time the creek has moved in a northern direction. Because this creek was heavily damaging the dunes on the northern side in May 2004 intervention was needed. A new creek was constructed on the far most southern part of the Slufter. Each of the terrains within the National Park has its own characteristic flora. In the dune-slacks, uncommon vegetation can be found. The age of the dunes also influences the vegetation. The young dunes close to the waterfront contain proportionally more lime. The older dunes lying more inland have a lime deficiency. The lime dissolves in the rainwater and sinks to the bottom. Various types of heather grow well here. The extensive nature area of the Slufter is an exceptional place.

Photo taken in the Dunes of Texel National Park. The wind was blowing hard, got sand in my eyes but the effect was beautiful. The moon is a composite which makes it a shot from another planet.

De Slufter is een uniek gebied dat in open verbinding staat met de Noordzee. Na een aantal mislukte pogingen om er een landbouwpolder van te maken, werd aan het begin van de 20e eeuw besloten het zeegat open te laten. Het Sluftergebied bestaat uit een krekenstelsel dat soms na een storm onder water staat. De Slufter wordt als vogelreservaat beheerd; alleen het zuidelijke gedeelte is vrij toegankelijk. In het noordelijke stuk broeden veel vogels, zoals eidereend, bergeend en kluut. In de Sluftergeul leven zeedieren als krabben, garnalen en platvis. Op de strandvlakte van de Slufter spoelen naast de schelpen uit de huidige zeefauna ook heel veel fossiele schelpen aan die afkomstig zijn uit het Eemien, de warme periode voor de laatste ijstijd. Naast deze duinvallei bestaat de Slufter ook uit twee lange duinenruggen die de vallei aan de noordwestkant scheiden van de Noordzee. Dit gebied heet de Lange Dam. Tussen deze twee duinruggen in bevindt zich een zoete natte vallei met veel orchideeën.

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  1. 2Santoss 60 months ago | reply

    a dream full of magic, power and wonderful
    Thanks,
    Linda
    Um grande abraço Ben

  2. The Family Dog 60 months ago | reply

    Mooi gedaan ben ! Heb je icoontje vaak gezien , dit is de eerste foto die ik aanklik bij "winks place" ( Ik ben er net zelf bijgekomen ) Blijkt dat je op texel zit..

    Groeten van Ameland.

  3. Tetsumo 60 months ago | reply

    This is a truly great shot! Congrats!

  4. `*•.¸ ✿ Kris - Away ✿ ¸.•*´ [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous!

  5. aumbody images 60 months ago | reply

    Faulous. Excellent composite - the moon does give it an otherworldly, dreamscape feel

  6. Tetsumo 59 months ago | reply

    Great shot!

    Thanks for stopping by
    ...-Wink's Place-...

  7. ERA LUX LUCIS 59 months ago | reply

    Wow! I am speechless...

  8. Beyond the grave 58 months ago | reply

    Mooi surrealistisch effect.

  9. Geniebell [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called All that Glitters..(Admin Invitation Only) ~ Post 1 - Award 2, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Excellent - well done!
    *Free N A T U R E*

    cicc1

  10. Bill Swindaman 54 months ago | reply

    Beautiful image -- this looks like a magical place.
    Excellent - well done!
    *Free N A T U R E*

    8675p

  11. Piaseno 53 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Invisible Landscape, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  12. patrick colgan 52 months ago | reply

    fantastic picture. It really seems a picture from Mars (or another planet, considering the water)...

  13. HeedingtheMuses 52 months ago | reply

    This is unforgettably beautiful

  14. senzapareti_01 52 months ago | reply

    Truly inspiring
    Been several times in Holland but never heard of this place.
    I'm taking a good note ....
    Wow! Your image is inspirational!

    INSPIRE!! Invite ONLY!!

  15. senzapareti_01 52 months ago | reply

    I found this photo searching at random, and I did'nt notice it was from you ...
    Hi, Ben

  16. lunasolitaria [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

    Well done!! It's amazing. You described it perfectly: it seems a photo from another planet :)

  17. red-sequoia 41 months ago | reply

    fantastic composition!

  18. freemysoul 18 months ago | reply

    blijft geweldig, Ben.

    Gefeliciteerd met het behalen van een gedeelde 2e plaats in de wekelijkse fotowedstrijd,
    week 40- 2012, "Zeeduinen" van De Doka.

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