Sancti Petri-La Barrosa, Chiclana, Cádiz

An unusual view, orthogonal, of a fractal landscape formation.
Spots of continental or island colors. Dry, purple blood over
lemon yellows and faint grays, outlined, or not, by an aqueous,
immobile and eutrophicated green. A premonition whose
meaning is only what the observer wishes to give it: the head of
a bloodless fish, polluted by one dump or other, lying in profile
like the dead figure on a medal.

Joaquín Fernández

Sancti Petri-La Barrosa, Chiclana, Cádiz
36º 24’ 55.78’’ N 6º 12’ 03.09’’ W / January 23, 2006
Deposits of fluvial-marine sediments crossed by a complex
network of secondary channels subjected to a process of
fluctuating tidal flooding. The photograph shows the leaf-like
appearance these deposits can adopt, defined by the main
channel and modeled by a sinuous secondary network covered
by green enteromorpha algae in the inter-tidal zones and by
halophyte species in the veins.
Protection status: Bay of Cádiz Nature Park.
Photo: © Héctor Garrido