by Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Friday 14 September 2012

Like something out of a fairytale, Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France is a stunning town wound around an outcrop of rock to a Monastery at the its peak. It is a stunning place with a population of just 44 and while often busy with a number of the three million tourists who visit it each year.

In the main image, the salt meadow lamb (agneau de pré-salé) are visible – said to be the tastiest lamb in the world, due to the high mineral and salt content of the grass which is inundated by a rushing high tide which can rise up to 14 metres, once described by Victor Hugo as moving “as swiftly as a galloping horse”.