18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Ster of Lesconil at low tide

I shot this photo in Lesconil during my summer holidays in 2018. It is focused on a very strange natural element of the regional landscape, a Ster. A Ster is a river that is irrigated by the sea very close to it. When the tide is high, it looks like a traditionnal river, but when you discover a few hours later that it is completely empty, you understand that the water is coming from the sea. It creates beautiful landscapes, continously changing and sometime quite exotics like in this photo.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Lesconil, France
Camera: QSS-32_33
Copyright: © Corentin LESPAGNOL