Croagh Patrick Mountain, Mayo, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Croagh Patrick Mountain, Mayo, in the West of Ireland. An important site of pilgrimage, on "Reek Sunday", the last Sunday in July every year, over 15,000 pilgrims climb it. Croagh Patrick is 764 metres (2,507 ft) high, and in the background you can see Clare Island.
Discarded water bottle and seagull on a frozen canal, Amsterdam, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. A seagull stands on the frozen Schinkel canal/river in Amsterdam, beside a discarded plastic Spa bottled water container.
Arctic Fox mother and cub, Ny-Alesund, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Arctic Fox mother and cub, Ny-Alesund, Alopex lagopus, living under the &"London Houses" - the Dutch research station at the international research base at Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. The mother had lost her white winter coat in the preceding weeks - those are id-tags on her ears, as she's a known character in the area!
Common Eider Duck, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Eider drake stands on a roadway outside Longyearbyen, while craning its neck to vocalise its oh-oooo call. Common Eider Duck, Somateria mollissima, at the dog yard outside Longyearbyen, on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, Svalbard. The eider nest between two enclosures of sled dogs on the outskirts of Longyearbyen, where the eggs are safe from the arctic fox, which is too scared to come close to the howling dogs. Picture made during the Greenpeace Arctic Under Pressure expedition, 2010 Listen to the Common Eider: (apologies for wind noise)
Arctic Terns, sterna paradisea, Ny Alesund, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Arctic Tern, sterna paradisea, preparing to mate and nest in the Arctic scientific research village of Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. Photographed during the Greenpeace Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010. www.greenpeace.org/arctic2010