Salt evaporation pond in Camargue

The Camargue is western Europe’s largest river delta. It is a vast plain comprising large brine lagoons or étangs, cut off from the sea by sandbars and encircled by reed-covered marshes.

These are in turn surrounded by a large cultivated area. Approximately a third of the Camargue is either lakes or marshland.

That’s why Camargue is a land of salt evaporation ponds as well as Guerande ponds in Bretagne (France). I had the opportunity to visit such a pond the last week and I’m working right now on the pictures that I plan to post later that week.

This first picture has been photographied from a path between 3 ponds. As you can see, there were a lot of wind coming from the left of the photo. That’s why the water is agitated in the left pond and quite steady on the right because waves aren’t formed yet.

More to come soon, stay tuned 🙂

Salt evaporation pond in Camargue, France, nearby Salin de Giraud

Salt evaporation pond in Camargue, France, nearby Salin de Giraud

Map of the Salin de Giraud city and ponds

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