Photo of Gannets, Helgoland, Germany

Helgoland

About 70 km from mainland Germany, the cliffs of Helgoland rise 60 meter from the North Sea. The high cliffs are home to the only seabird colonies in Germany, where species like Gannet, Guillemot, Razorbill and Kittiwake breed. These seabirds come to land only to breed and they spend the rest of the year at sea. From the top of the cliffs, the breeding birds can be seen up close. For many migratory birds, Helgoland is an important stopover because of its isolated position in the North Sea. Helgoland is a popular tourist destination, mainly due to the tax-free sales of tobacco, alcohol and perfume.

Photo of a Gannet, Helgoland, Germany
Gannet
Photo of Gannets, Helgoland, Germany
Greeting
Photo of Helgoland, Germany
Lange Anna
Photo of a Kittiwake, Helgoland, Germany
Kittiwake
Photo of Guillemots, Helgoland, Germany
Guillemots
Photo of Gannets, Helgoland, Germany
Gannets on top of ‘Lange Anna’.
Photo of Gannets, Helgoland, Germany
Gannets
Photo of Gannets, Kittiwakes and Guillemots, Helgoland, Germany
Breeding Guillemots, Gannets and Kittiwakes .
Photo of a Razorbill, Helgoland, Germany
Razorbill
Photo of Gannets, Helgoland, Germany
Gannets
Photo of Gannets and tourists, Helgoland, Germany
So close.
Photo of Gannets, Helgoland, Germany
Gannets
Photo of Kittiwakes, Helgoland, Germany
Kittiwakes
Advertisements

One thought on “Helgoland

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s