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This is the Burren
A new book of photography casts a fresh light on one of Ireland's most enigmatic and magical landscapes.
'This is the Burren', a dramatic collection of images by Clare-based photographer, Carsten Krieger, was published by Collins Press this week.
The book boasts 176 photos, ranging from the Burren's shattered limestone landscape to its exotic wildflowers, elusive wildlife and the people that call it home.
"The book is a tribute to how man and nature are deeply entwined in the Burren and have shaped each other over the millennia," said Cllr. James Breen, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council.
It was published with the support of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Global Geopark, which was last month awarded Unesco Global Geopark status.
Krieger, who was born in Germany, first visited the Burren after learning it was an inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth. More visits followed before he and his wife finally decided to move to the County Clare landscape.
The book took four years to complete, but the photographer says he could easily have spent several more years exploring the rugged national park.
"Every trip brings something new and unexpected," he says.
'This is the Burren' is available in all good bookstores and online at collinspress.com. For more on Carsten Krieger, visit carstenkrieger.co.uk.
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