281 Photos - Aug 1, 2012
Photo: Early morning beach at St Carles de la RapitaPhoto: Beach at St Carles de la Rapita, looking north towards DeltebrePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Pumping station for rice field irrigation channels DeltebrePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Rice field, DeltebrePhoto: Photo: River channel flowing out into the lagoon, Deltebre south coastPhoto: Photo: Flamingos offshore Deltebre lagoonPhoto: Fishermen returning up channel, DeltebrePhoto: Photo: Photo: Rice field right next to the Deltebre lagoon - fishermens' platforms run along the horizonPhoto: The Sierra Montsia shrouded in mist beyond the Deltebre lagoonPhoto: The village of Poblenou del DeltaPhoto: Lunchtime laptop session in Poblenou del DeltaPhoto: Village church of San Cristobal, Poblenou del DeltaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: One of several village guest housesPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Old salt ponds, reclaimed as part of wildlife sanctuaryPhoto: Photo: EgretPhoto: Rice field irrigation channelsPhoto: Photo: Out on the sand bar road linking the salinas de la Rapita with the main south road through the Delta del EbrePhoto: Photo: Vehicle sun-shades out on the Deltebre sandbarPhoto: Looking across the lagoon towards St Carles del la RapitaPhoto: Photo: A Little Stint in a sand bar pool, DeltebrePhoto: Photo: Photo: Flamingos, DeltebrePhoto: Photo: View of the salt ponds from the natural park welcome centrePhoto: Photo: Thatched farmhouse, surrounded by oleander bushesPhoto: Floral irrigation ditchesPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Parked right outside the restaurant - la Terrassela de SaurPhoto: Photo: Photo: Off-shore platform from which mussels are grown on ropes hanging in the seaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Egret crosses roadPhoto: Egret about to cross water channel - or take offPhoto: Workers in rice field, DeltebrePhoto: Photo: Entrance to Tancada Lake conservation areaPhoto: Tancada Lake reserve is part of major Delta conservation projectPhoto: Interpretation centre doubles up as a hide for birdwatchingPhoto: View across salt lagoon from hide, Tancada conservation areaPhoto: Flamingos flying in formationPhoto: Photo: Little EgretPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Saline evaporation pansPhoto: Salt crystals at the end of the evaporation processPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Purple HeronPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Flamingos in flightPhoto: Flamingos in flightPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: One kind of Deltebre fishing netPhoto: Three more kinds of Deltebre fishing netPhoto: The tallest building has a bird observation platform on topPhoto: Observation platformPhoto: View across salt lagoons from Tancada observation towerPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: One of several Deltebre dragonfly speciesPhoto: Photo: Photo: Avocet ?Photo: Photo: Photo: Egret about to landPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Flamingos viewed through telecopePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Count the number of birds feeding herePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Ebre canal near Sant Jaume d'EnvejaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Rice crops at different stages of readiness for harvestPhoto: Photo: Photo: The new road bridge between Sant Jaume d'Enveja and DeltebrePhoto: Lorry transporting rice to grain store crosses bridgePhoto: Photo: Lots of fishing opportunities herePhoto: Photo: Photo: Rice harvesting, just outside St Jaume d'EnvejaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Rice harvester heading for new reaping opportunityPhoto: Observation tower at Bassa de l'Alfacada, Delta de l'EbrePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A rare glimpse of the Delta's wild horsesPhoto: And Flamingos, keeping their distance, as everPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Sant Carels de la Rapita marinaPhoto: Photo: A tributary of the riu Ebre flowing out into the lagoonPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Rice Harvest vehiclesPhoto: A lorry load of rice heads off to the storage depotPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Count the egretsPhoto: HeronPhoto: Herons and egretsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Count the herons !Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Out on the sand-bar enclosing the Rapita lagoonPhoto: At the far end of the Rapita sand-bar road, a milk lorry?Photo: Salt pan, where seawater is evaporatedPhoto: The road leading to the salines de TrinidadPhoto: Salt panPhoto: Photo: An osprey is just a dot in centre framePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Sunset out among the salinasPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Kite surfers to the left of the pylonPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Tancada Lake conservation centre buildingsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Autumn colours emergingPhoto: Home time for the rice harvesters