Photographer: Mike Brown

Mike Brown was born in Yorkshire, England in 1960 but moved with his family to the West Cork village of Courtmacsherry in 1974 where he has spent most of his life since. Having been keen on natural history from a very early age, living in rural Ireland both enhanced and encouraged that interest.

He only began taking photographs in his late twenties and with no formal training he became a full-time photographer in 1992. Since then he has covered many aspects of professional photography and still undertakes a number of commercial assignments.

At the end of 1999 he decided to combine his love of nature and landscape with his passion for photography. In Ireland we are lucky to have many places where we can see wildlife and unspoiled landscapes quite easily. However, we often look without seeing the true beauty of our subject. When photographing the landscapes and natural history of Ireland, Mike tries to capture this beauty and individuality in all its glory.

Mike's Books and TV Work

Since producing his first book "Ireland's Wildlife-A Photographic Essay" in 2002 Mike has been busy with various projects including working as photographic consultant to the celebrity contestants on RTE televisions' "Wild Trials" programme. He has also opened a Gallery of his own in the beautiful and popular West Cork town of Clonakilty. It is from this base that Mike does his work and the landscapes of the local area provide much of his subject matter and inspiration.

Among the Awards Mike has won for his photography are:

Irish Professional Photographers Association "Photographer of the Year 2003"
IPPA "Best Wildlife Portfolio" winner 2011
IPPA "Best Wildlife Image" winner 2011
IPPA "Best Wildlife Portfolio" winner 2008
IPPA "Best Wildlife Portfolio" winner 2007
IPPA "Best Wildlife Image" winner 2007
IPPA "Best Pictorial Image" winner 2005
Fuji Masterpiece Photographer 2003, 2004, 2005
ESB Environmental Photography Awards Professional Section "Winner 2002"


Fastnet Rock, West Cork
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First light on a glorious morning at the Fastnet Rock. The Fastnet is the most southerly point of Ireland, 6.5 km southwest of Cape Clear Island and 13km from the West Cork mainland.It rises to about 30 metres above the low water mark. The Fastnet is also known as "Ireland's teardrop" as it was the last part of the country seen by emigrants to the United States in the 19th century.

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Sulky, Inchydoney, West Cork
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Photographer: Mike Brown

A Sulky trap races through the edge of the waves at Inchydoney beach in West Cork. The sulky drivers often do this as training for their horses before local race meetings.

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Inishowen Sunset, Co. Donegal
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Photographer: Mike Brown

The sky is a sea of pink looking across Lough  Swilly from the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal.

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Cahermore pier, Beara, West Cork
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Photographer: Mike Brown

Evening falls on the small pier at Cahermore on the Beara peninsula, West Cork

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Inishowen Lighthouse, Co. Donegal
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Photographer: Mike Brown

Early morning light streams across Lough Foyle to illuminate the beach and the Inishowen Lighthouse at Stroove, County Donegal.

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Harbour view, Kilbrittain, West Cork
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Photographer: Mike Brown

The old breakwaters at Harbour View, near Kilbrittain in County Cork create interesting shapes when isolated by the incoming tide.

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Inishowen, Co. Donegal
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Photographer: Mike Brown

A stormy evening produces a stunning sky and wild waves looking across Lough  Swilly from the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal.

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Autumn, West Cork
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Photographer: Mike Brown

Stunning Autumn colours along the banks of the Bandon river in West Cork

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Travara, Seven Heads, West Cork
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Photographer: Mike Brown

Early morning at Travara cove on the Seven Heads peninsula in West Cork. The Seven Heads seperates Courtmacsherry bay and Clonakilty bay.

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Sunset, West Cork
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Photographer: Mike Brown

A lone tree is silhouetted against a stunning winter sunset in West Cork.

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Dunmanus Bay, West Cork
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Pastel colours light up the sky and water on Dunmanus Bay, looking across to the Mizen peninsula in West Cork

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Killarney, Kerry
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A view across Lough Leane to the snow capped peaks of Killarney National Park in County Kerry.

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Two Rocks, Donegal
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Photographer: Mike Brown

Two rocks sit in a strangely calm sea near Malin Head on the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal. Malin Head is Ireland's most northerly point. The sea in this part of Ireland is rarely this calm and winter can bring some ferocious storms to the area.

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Culdaff, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
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A brilliant sunrise at Culdaff beach on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal.

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Youghal, Co Cork
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 Looking out along the old breakwaters from the beach in Youghal, Co Cork on a calm and tranquil evening.

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Torc river, Killarney, Kerry
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Photographer: Mike Brown

The Torc river flows down through the woodlands of Killarney National Park in County Kerry. The river goes on to create the famous Torc Waterfall, one of the areas biggest tourist attractions.

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Burren Sunset, Clare
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The sun sets into the Atlantic ocean looking from the limestone pavement of the Burren in County Clare.

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Ballinglanna, Clonakilty bay, West Cork
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Clouds gather in the skies above Clonakilty bay warning perhaps of an oncoming storm.

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Castlehaven, West Cork
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A view down Castlehaven harbour on a bright morning. The Stags rocks can be seen in the far distance.

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Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal
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Photographer: Mike Brown

Evening sun light illuminates the shingle and rock formations on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal.

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Barleycove, West Cork
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The rugged and beautiful coast around Barley cove in West Cork, which is situated close to Mizen Head, Ireland’s most southerly point.

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Dunworley, West Cork
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A wonderful autumn sunset at Dunworley beach in West Cork

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Hook Head, Wexford
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Photographer: Mike Brown

As night falls, the beacon on the Hook Head lighthouse in County Wexford shines out across the water. The Hook lighthouse is the oldest intact working lighthouse in the world. 

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Garrettstown, West Cork
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A discarded fishing net hangs from the old breakwaters on Garrettstown beach in West Cork on a beautiful evening.

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Long strand, West Cork
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Beautiful evening light catches the waves and the sand cliffs at Long strand in West Cork.

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Poppies, Duneen, West Cork
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A field of wild poppies adds some vivid colour to the coastal landscape above Duneen beach, near Clonakilty in West Cork.

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Storm, Clonakilty Bay
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Dark clouds gather over Clonakilty bay in West Cork as a winter storm approaches.

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Simon’s cove, West Cork
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The sun sets on Simon’s cove near Clonakilty, West Cork

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Three rocks, Seven Heads
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 A tranquil evening on the Seven Heads peninsula in West Cork

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The Old Head of Kinsale, Evening
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The sky takes on a pink hue as the sun goes down on the Old Head of Kinsale.

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Timoleague Abbey, West Cork
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Timoleague Abbey in West Cork reflects perfectly in the Argideen river estuary on a beautiful summer morning.

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Wave, Clonakilty Bay, Cork
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Dark clouds gather over Clonakilty bay in West Cork as a winter storm approaches.

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Five Finger Strand, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
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Photographer: Mike Brown

Beautiful evening sunshine illuminates the beach and dunes at Five Finger Strand on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal.

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Old Head of Kinsale, West Cork
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Photographer: Mike Brown

Striking out into the Atlantic Ocean, the Old Head of Kinsale in County Cork is an iconic landmark of Southern  Ireland. It is notable for being the nearest land point to the site of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania in 1915. A lighthouse was established here in the 17th century.

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Kinnagoe Bay, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
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Photographer: Mike Brown

Kinnagoe Bay on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal is a tranquil and beautiful place where you can often find yourself completely alone apart from the wonderful rocks on the golden sand.

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Kinnagoe Bay, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
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Amazing cloud formations above the dark golden sand of Kinnagoe Bay on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal.

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Sunset at Five Finger Strand, Co. Donegal
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A deep red sunset over Five Finger Strand on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal.

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Inishowen, Co. Donegal
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Beautiful light on the coastline near Five Finger Strand on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal.

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Five Finger Strand, Co. Donegal
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Pastel colours fill the sky as evening falls on Five Finger Strand on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal.

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Reflections, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
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Photographer: Mike Brown

Clouds are reflected perfectly on a calm evening looking across Lough  Swilly from the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal.

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Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal
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Beautiful skies on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal.

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Pollan Strand, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
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Mist and fog create an ethereal feel as evening fall at Pollan Stand on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal.

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