PPAI

Nature & The Environment
2021

1ST PLACE WINNER
Nature & The Environment 2021

BRIGHT SPARK!

by Damien Eagers

A fallow deer with an electrical cable wrapped around its antlers in Phoenix Park, Dublin.

2ND PLACE
EYE OF the STORM

By Dara MacDónaill

Waves crash over Clontarf’s sea wall and rush through the port holes of a nearby shelter as Storm Brendan hit the coast road in Dublin.

3RD PLACE
MOONSHINE

By Naoise Culhane

The supermoon rising behind the Baily Lighthouse in Howth, Co. Dublin.

SHORTLISTED
STARLINGS

By James Crombie

Starlings prepare to roost over Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeath.

SHORTLISTED
THAT SINKING FEELING

By Marc O’Sullivan

Peter O’Brien at Sandymount Strand, Dublin, to launch One Future, a new campaign group for faster and fairer climate action.

SHORTLISTED
APRIL LYRIDS

By Michael Mclaughlin

A meteor travels above above rows of fresh-cut turf during the Lyrids meteor shower, viewed from the Dark Sky Park in Ballycroy, Co. Mayo.

SHORTLISTED
#LIKESONOTWATERPROOF

By Daragh McSweeney

An early morning pedestrian checks her phone as heavy floods hit Cork city centre, following the bursting of the River Lee’s banks.

SHORTLISTED
LIGHTNING STRIKE

By John C Kelly

A lightning strike over northwest Ennis, Co. Clare, as seen from Woodstock Hill.

SHORTLISTED
GREY HERON

By Vicky Comerford

A grey heron about to swallow a brown trout.

SHORTLISTED
A little egret takes to the air.

By Ernie Leslie

A little egret takes to the air.

SHORTLISTED
TROPICAL VISITOR THE BROWN BOOBY SHAKES OFF THE IRISH RAIN

By Nick Bradshaw

A brown booby shakes off the rain drops as he rests. Normally found in the tropics, this one strayed off-course all the way to Ireland’s East coast to become the first brown booby found on the island.

SHORTLISTED
LONE STAG AT SUNRISE

By Naoise Culhane

A lone stag wanders through mist in Phoenix Park at sunrise during the annual rut.