Photographer's Note

This shot was taken in Inis Mór (or Inishmore), the largest of the three Aran Islands (located at the mouth of Galway Bay). It's my second favourite place in Ireland (just after Connemara).
These islands were one of the least fertile places in Ireland. In fact, there was no soil, and therefore no trees or grass. How man could survive there, mixing layers of sand and seaweed on top of rocks to create fertile soil, is just an example of how extraordinary Irish people were and still are. By the way, the islands were first populated in large numbers thanks to Cromwell (17th century), who "allowed" the Irish to go either to Conacht (Western Ireland, quite inhabitable at the time) or to hell. They chose Conacht, and survived.
Inis Mór is a wonderful place for bird watchers. There is also a seal colony which I had the pleasure to shoot.
I forgot to say that I took the photo from a moving horse carriage :-)
I hope you like it.

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