Reuters photographer Stefan Wermuth works a short stroll away from the River Thames, covering the political goings-on at parliament, financial dealings in the City or previewing new exhibitions at Tate Modern. A ramble along the river allows him to take a breather from the frenetic pace of news to shoot in a slower and more creative way.

Over three months, Wermuth walked the banks of the Thames, photographing the river and the abandoned objects exposed by the receding tide. They range from the mundane to the enigmatic: from mud-encrusted traffic cones and swirling seaweed to the carcass of a pigeon lying next to a rose on the sand.