This aerial picture shows the little german dune island of Lütje Hörn, just 3 miles south-east of Borkum (looking towards east). Although the existence of the tiny island was recorded since more than 500 years, it's viability is very doubtful.
The island moves more than 20 m towards east per year and have lost half of it's area in the last 50 years. Due to some heavy storm tides, the originally growth of primary and secondary dunes (even a common elder bush has been reported) has been reduced to a minimum of some primary dunes in the north and in the middle of the islet.
A little small, sandy spit is rising towards the east.
A speciallity of Lütje Hörn is the way of breeding of the great cormorant birds. Due to the lack of trees, the cormorants changes to breed in ground nests.
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Photo taken in Reedestraße 197, 26757 Borkum, Germany
Misplaced? Suggest new location