Winner of EGU photo competition

Congratulations to Ciaran Nash who won the European Geoscience Union’s photo competition for Earth Science Week.


His photo of Golden Strand, Achill Island in Western Ireland received the most votes on social media. The photo was taken from a drone flying above the beach at Golden Strand and captures a stream entering the sea. The stream is a dark reddish-brown colour because it contains dissolved organic material from the nearby peat bogs that cover most of Achill Island. Also visible in the top-right of the image are the sand dunes that fringe the beach and protect low-lying areas further inland from flooding and salinisation.

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About CiaranNash

Research Assistant | Geography @ Trinity College, Dublin
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