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“Wild Atlantic of Muckross Head”


Muckross, County Donegal, Ireland

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Muckross, County Donegal, Ireland

It’s locations like here that give meaning to the name ‘Wild Atlantic Way’. Rightfully fitting as the waves were furious & so much sea spray was traveling through the air that it covered everything! I could even taste the fresh Atlantic waters off my tongue it was so strong. The tide was moving in so fast that when I left this spot only 10 minutes after this capture, I was lucky to get around the cliff base without being soaked to my knees! Muckross Head is another of nature’s active hotspots that shows that our raw planet is very much alive ?

This headland is absolutely stunning looking with its enormous almost vertical cliff face created by of millions of years of sea bed geologically compressed into sandstone layers. Each layer has a distinctive colour which is packed with fossils from extinct plants & sea creatures from an era when Ireland was once a warm tropical island situated near the equator line ? Over time continental drift slowly drifted northwards straight into the cold & rain ? When looking at these sandstone layers it’s actually like reading the pages of a 200 million year old geology book on Ireland. In the distance you can see the sun setting next to the ‘Slieve League cliffs’ which are amongst the highest sea cliffs in Europe!

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