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Monday 20 November 2017

Nature in all its glory: wonder of Cliffs of Moher captured

Pat Flynn

The wildlife at one of our most spectacular and scenic locations is featured in a new DVD showing the iconic Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, in all their beauty.

'Nature at the Cliffs of Moher' is a 40-minute-long DVD produced by Clare-based Waxwing Wildlife Productions which was set up in 2005 by John Murphy and Stan Nugent. The company specialises in filming nature and wildlife documentaries.

Our pictures show a puffin (left) and (right) a pair of razorbills at the cliff.

Both Mr Murphy and Mr Nugent spent almost two years filming and producing the DVD, spending many days perched at the top of the 702ft-high cliffs.

The Cliffs of Moher was designated a Refuge for Fauna in 1988 and a Special Protection Area for birds (SPA) in 1989.

The DVD also features some of the maritime creatures that live on the seabed below the cliffs and other land-based invertebrates living in the walls, fields and crevices of the cliff top.

Meanwhile, the Cliffs of Moher are in the final running as one of 28 shortlisted sites for a place as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. The result will be announced on November 1.

Irish Independent

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