June 9, 2010

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Photograph by Jim Richardson, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel

The craggy Cliffs of Moher wrap around the western coast of County Clare, providing a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. The rocky cliffs reach 702 feet (214) meters at their highest point and stretch nearly five miles (eight kilometers) across.


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