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Early morning mist dispersing from Larne Lough, County Antrim

Larne Lough was classified on 4th March 1997 as both a Ramsar site, and as a Special Protection Area. It has Northern Ireland's only breeding colony of Roseate Terns. The pylons from Ballylumford power station cross the lough at four points, creating a considerable obstacle for the many species of migrant birds that use the area. The large strip of land in the middle distance is the spoil from Magheramorne cement works (now closed) - In 1997 local residents (with assistance from Friends of the Earth) successfully overturned a proposal to create the largest 'Super Dump' in Europe at Magheramorne. In the far distance is the Antrim Plateau and the Glens of Antrim. Nikon F100 / 80-200mm lens
Early morning mist dispersing from Larne Lough, County Antrim