Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cliffs of Moher

“What can be viewed from the eye can't be seen by the camera,
but what can be seen in a photograph can’t be seen just from the eye”

The Cliffs of Moher (Irish: Aillte an Mhothair, lit. cliffs of the ruin, also known as the Cliffs of Mohair) are located in the south-western edge of the Burren area near Doolin.

The cliffs rise 120 meters (394 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head (Irish: Ceann na Cailleach), and reach their maximum height of 214 meters (702 ft) just north of O'Brien's Tower, eight kilometres away.

The cliffs consist mainly of beds of Namurian shale and sandstone,with the oldest rocks being found at the bottom of the cliffs. It is possible to see 300 million year old river channels cutting through the base of the cliffs.

There are many animals living on the cliffs. Most of these are birds, with an estimated 30,000 birds from more than 20 species. These include Atlantic Puffins, which live in large colonies at isolated parts of the cliffs and on the small Goat Island. Also present are hawks, gulls, guillemots, shags, ravens and choughs

Clicked : July 08, 2010
Location : Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Aperture : f/5
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Focal Length : 43 mm


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