Seagulls In Tsurumi River Estuary Tidal Flat

Seagulls in Tsurumi River Estuary Tidal Flat
Shot at Tsurumi River Estuary Tidal Flat in Yokohama, Kanagawa ©Tetsu Ozawa
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A number of seagulls were relaxing on the Tsurumi River Estuary Tidal Flat

I was walking along the Tsurumi River. The riverbank was well protected and there was a promenade along it. The promenade, with its tranquil atmosphere, seemed to be a walking course for the locals, and I occasionally passed people running, walking their dogs, or just walking along without thinking, just like me. As I passed under the bridge of the Tsurumi Line, a train began to run across the bridge as if it had been timed to do so.

As I continued downstream along the Tsurumi River, I came to a place where the riverbank suddenly swelled into the river. This seemed to be a tidal flat called the Tsurumi River Estuary Tidal Flat. It is not so obvious now that land reclamation has progressed, but this area was originally the mouth of the Tsurumi River. Indeed, if you look at a map from about 100 years ago, you can see that there is no land beyond here, but Tokyo Bay.

Although it no longer looks like an estuary, the tidal flat is still inhabited by crabs and young fish, making it a valuable river environment. Looking at the railing, I saw a number of seagulls perched on the handrail and crows flying in the sky. I couldn't see if there were any crabs or young fish, but there was definitely plenty of food.

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Jul 2021 ANIMAL KANAGAWA

Where is Tsurumi River Estuary Tidal Flat?

PHOTO DATA

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11968

Shooting Date

Dec 2020

Posted On

July 15, 2021

Place

Yokohama, Kanagawa

Genre

Animal Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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