PPAI

Nature & The Environment
2015

1ST PLACE WINNER
Nature & The Environment 2015

WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE OUTSIDE, MUM?

by Domnick Walsh

Mary and Margaret Dennehy, of Ballylongford, stand by as Dad Michael fights to keep water out of the home, following high tides and storm force winds

2ND PLACE
A GULL'S GALL

By Clodagh Kilcoyne

A plucky seagull attempted to steal a fish from the jaws of a common seal and was met with an unexpected reaction at Kilmore Quay, Wexford.

3RD PLACE
FRESH FISH

By Margaret McLaughlin

A bird collects lunch as it leaps out of the River Foyle

Shortlisted
MIRROR IMAGE

By MIRROR IMAGE

Reflections of a tree on the water on a winter’s morning at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club

Shortlisted
A SHEPHERD'S DELIGHT

By A SHEPHERD'S DELIGHT

A sunset in the West of Ireland

SHORTLISTED
ON THE FENCE

By Niall Carson

A squirrel forages for food in Phoenix Park, Dublin

SHORTLISTED
WAVE POWER

By Laura Hutton

Gale force winds connect with the high tide in Lahinch, Co Clare, during the storms, which hit the country in February

SHORTLISTED
PROTECTOR

By Leon Farrell

A second new baby elephant calf, meets his protective older cousin who was born just a month earlier. Both calves where born in Dublin Zoo

SHORTLISTED
7,500-YEAR-OLD TREE REMAINS

By Joe O’Shaughnessy

A 7,500-year-old tree remains at a drowned forest site, exposed by storms at Spiddal, Co Galway, in March 2014

SHORTLISTED
REFLECTIONS

By Daragh McSweeney

Cork City Hall and its late night reflection in the River Lee

Shortlisted
RAINDROP

By Alan Betson

Alistair McClymont with a raindrop hovering in mid air, as part of Strange Weather: Forecasts from the Future exhibition at the Science Gallery