Category: Europe


The Fort of São João Baptista das Berlengas is located off western coast of Portugal, on the largest island of the archipelago of the Berlengas. Built from 1502 onwards, the fortification belonged to a group of defensive military structures meant to protect the municipality located on the coast.

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Source: Wikipedia

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The Emerald Spirit

“This photograph I call ‘Emerald Spirit’ was taken on the most intimidating and most surf-heavy spot on the western coast of Ireland. Local surfer Fergal Smith was paddling and scoring a few deep tube rides inside the waves. Each time he started to paddle into the wave, I dove down underneath the water, held my breath, and waited for the moment when he would swish through a silver barrel close enough to my lens. Water visibility is always very limited in Ireland, and I was very lucky to get a shot like this.” — Nature’s Best Photographer, George Karbus

Source: Ocean Views 2012 Competition (Smithsonian)

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