'Ireland's Wild Coast' in Photos

Daniel Hautzinger
The island of Little Skellig, home to a large colony of northern gannet birds. Photo: George Karbus
The island of Little Skellig, home to a large colony of northern gannet birds. Photo: George Karbus

On Wednesday, August 2 at 8:00 pm, explore the magnificent wildlife and landscape of the Atlantic shores, islands, and waters of Ireland in Ireland's Wild Coast. Hosted by wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson, the two-hour special reveals a natural environment much more diverse and untamed than you would expect. Stafford-Johnson visits the Blasket Islands, where thousands of grey seals bask in the sun on the beach; rows alongside humpback whales and basking sharks, the second largest fish in the world; and follows the birds, lizards, and creatures that populate the cliffs and ruins slightly more inland. Catch a glimpse of what awaits with some unbelievable photography from the show.

The tail of a humpback whale. One humpback returns so frequently to the same spot that locals call him Boomerang. Photo: Nick MassettThe tail of a humpback whale. One humpback returns so frequently to the same spot that locals call him Boomerang. Photo: Nick Massett

A basking shark, the second largest fish in the world. Photo: George KarbusA basking shark, the second largest fish in the world. Photo: George Karbus

A basking colony of grey seals on one of the Blasket Islands. Photo: George KarbusA basking colony of grey seals on one of the Blasket Islands. Photo: George Karbus

A grey seal amongst its compatriots. Photo: George KarbusA grey seal amongst its compatriots. Photo: George Karbus

Two blue sharks off Ireland's west coast. Photo: George KarbusTwo blue sharks off Ireland's west coast. Photo: George Karbus

A red squirrel in "Ireland's Wild Coast." Photo: Crossing the LineA red squirrel in "Ireland's Wild Coast." Photo: Crossing the Line

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