Ireland’s Ancient Woodlands
Killarney National Park in County Kerry, Ireland, contains the largest remnant of ancient oak and yew woodland that once covered much of Ireland. The Park contains a high diversity of habitats, including lakes, rivers, moorland, mountains, and wetlands. In addition, the largest wild herd of native red deer inhabits the area. As a result of these unique characteristics, Killarney National Park was designated a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Killarney National Park is considered part of the “Ring of Kerry,” a popular tourist destination in the Ireland’s southwest.
I took several frames of the Torc Waterfall under dynamic lighting conditions as the clouds rolled overhead. I waited for just enough light to highlight the backlit leaves, while maintaining the details of the moss and rocks in the foreground. This is a typical scene within the Park, where the mature overstory shades the ferns and moss below. Canon 40D, 17-40 mm lens.
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