County Kerry, the 5th largest county in Ireland located in the south west Province of Munster also known as "Carrie" in the Irish. Kerry has been referred to as the "Kingdom" since the 1st Century AD when the O Connar clan chieftain Ciar took control of the area. It is also said in Kerry that "there are only two kingdoms, the Kingdom of God & the Kingdom of Kerry.
Full of mystery, legend & charm Kerry has an abundance of diverse & dramatic landscape made up of mountains, lakes, forests & coastline, a Photographer's dream, heaven on earth as far as I'm concerned, for the Landscape Photographer the opportunities are endless.
The highest mountain in Co, Kerry is Carrountoohill in the Macgillycuddy Reeks range on the Iveragh Peninsula, also the highest mountain in Ireland standing at 1.038.6 Mt or 3407 ft. Co Kerry also contains Ireland's first national park set up in 1932 and known as Killarney NP, it is now the largest national park on the island of Ireland. The park is famous for its beautiful lakes and stunning scenery. It also boasts the largest native oak woodland in Ireland, a remnant of woodlands that once covered most of the island.
Kerry's climate on the north Atlantic current, part of the golf stream which flows past Ireland's west coast, resulting in a milder temperatures for a 53 degree north latitude. Kerry has one of the highest rainfalls in Ireland with snow & frost in winter especially on the higher ground.
For Irish Landscape Photography the possibility's are endless, from early morning sunrise to sunset and beyond. Places of interest for Fine Art Landscape Photography are Ballinskelligs, The Blasket Islands, Conor Pass, The Dingle Peninsula, Lakes of Killarney, Mount Brandon, Ring of Kerry, Ross Castle, Rosbeigh, Skellig Michael, Torc Waterfall, Uragh Stone Circle, Valentia Island, The Black Vally, The Gap of Dunloe, Clogher Strand, Glanmore Lake, Cappagh Strand, Dunmore Head and Dunquin Harbour to name but a few.
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