The Wadden Sea region, which extends over the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark is one of the last remaining large-scale ecosystems that dry out at low tide, and has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since June 2009. Silence of the Tides is a cinematic portrait of this unique nature reserve of intertidal mud flats and wetlands. Director Pieter-Rim de Kroon's 102 minute film explores the fragile relationship between man, nature, and tides. It captures the fog, wind, and water, the constantly changing light, and the ever-present horizon. This book was created from high-resolution frames from the film, which were personally selected by director de Kroon. It includes a DVD of the film.