Wild Atlantic Way - Wildlife and Stunning Scenery

In July I spent 8 days surveying sites along the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal, Sligo, Mayo and Galway. Here are some images of interesting finds made along the way. 

Twelve Bens in Connemara as seen from Derrygimlagh. 

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Platanthera chlorantha. Derrygimlagh, Co. Galway. 

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Killary Harbour, Co. Galway.

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Ranunculus flammula, Killary Harbour, Co. Galway.

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Malin Head, Co. Donegal.

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Campanula rotundifolia, Malin Head, Co. Donegal. 

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Dwarf Angelica sylvestris (wind pruned) on Malin Head, Co. Donegal

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Fanad Head, Co. Donegal

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Sliabh Liag cliffs on a gale force winds day, Co. Donegal

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Staphlinius dimidiaticornis - Rove Beetle, Sliabh Liag, Co. Donegal

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Listera cordata (Lesser Twayblade), Sliabh Liag, Co. Donegal, a common species under many heather bushes. 

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Dichodontium palustre (previously Dicranella palustris) flush. Sliabh Liag, Co. Donegal.

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Keem Strand, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

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Asplenium marinum, Keem Strand, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

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Seabird colony on the cliffs at Downpatrick Head, Co. Mayo (Kittiwakes and Guillemots)

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© Peter Foss 2012