The delta

The Delta

The delta of the river Ebro is a mass of land that has an hypnotic effect on the mind, a fragile ecosystem on the verge of collapse. The 930km flow of the longest river in Spain has been tampered with the construction of water reservoirs that hold back the sediments that would replenish the  estuary. In 2020 the storm Gloria caused a catastrophe pushing the sea 3 km inland causing the temporary disappearance of the lagoon system and filling the rice paddies with salt water.   Seen from afar, seem to levitate;  a world apart with  its own ecosystem, aquatic scent, its own light and stillness.

Standing among the reeds that are home to over 350 different species of birds, the delta of the Ebro feels like an island wanting to break free.