Saltee islands
puffin 2016

Puffin

29th May 2016

Puffin Saltee Islands

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see the full set here

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Little Poser

Little Poser

29th May 2016

Puffin Saltee Islands

img 4375

see the full set here

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Poser

Poser

29th May 2016

Puffin Saltee Islands

img 4692

see the full set here

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Tea Time

Tea Time

13th June 2014

Puffin Saltee Islands

img 7486

see the full set here

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

13th June 2014

Puffin Saltee Islands

img 7089

see the full set here

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Little Poser

Little Poser

13th June 2014

Puffin Saltee Islands

img 7089

see the full set here

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Dinnertime

Dinnertime

5th July 2014

Razorbills on the Saltee Islands

see the full set here

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Gannet 1 2014

Gannet 1 2014

1 June 2014

see the full set here

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Gannet 2 2014

Gannet 2 2014

1 June 2014

see the full set here

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Gannet 3 2014

Gannet 3 2014

1 June 2014

see the full set here

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Gannet 4 2014

Gannet 4 2014

1 June 2014

see the full set here

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Puffin 1 2014

Puffin 1 2014

1 June 2014

see the full set here

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Puffin 2 2014

Puffin 2 2014

1 June 2014

see the full set here

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Puffin 3 2014

Puffin 3 2014

1 June 2014

see the full set here

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Puffin 4 2014

Puffin 4 2014

1 June 2014

see the full set here

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Gannet 5 2014

Gannet 5 2014

1 June 2014

see the full set here

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 

 


 
Puffin 1 2013

Puffin 1 2013

6th July 2013

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Puffin 2 2013

Puffin 2 2013

6th July 2013

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Gannet 1 2013

Gannet 1 2013

6th July 2013

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

See the full set of photos here

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
Gannet 2 2013

Gannet 2 2013

6th July 2013

 

Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, St Georges Channel, Ireland.

The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, St Georges Channel are situated approximately 5 kilometres of the coast of Kilmore Quay County Wexford.  The larger island Great Saltee is the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland, and are one of the worlds major bird sanctuaries.  The Saltees are a haven for seabirds nurturing an impressive array of birds , from gannets and gulls to puffins and manx shearwaters, razorbills and cormorants.

The islands are among the ancient islands of Europe, based on pre-cambrian bedrock i.e. between 600 and 2000 million years old.  There is archaelogical evidence that Neolithic man settled there, and traces of religious settlements exist.  There is also evidence of buccaneering and smuggling.  A flourishing period in the history of the islands was from about 1500-1800 when they were a base for pirates, wreckers and smugglers.

One of the most spectacular sights on the Saltees in mid-summer are the sea bird colonies on the cliffs to the northeast of the gannet headland.  Vast numbers of seabirds pack the ledges and create a frightful incessant din which abates only a small bit at night time.

The islands are privately owned by the Neale family since 1943, but permission is not needed to visit Great Saltee island.

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Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon eos6d
Canon 70-200mm
200mm

200
f2.8

 

 


 
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