Irish Landscape Photography

Stunning beauty abounds
in the Irish landscape

For the last few years Mike has been concentrating mainly on building his collection of Landscape images of Ireland and in particular his local area of West Cork. While he will regularly make images of well known scenes and views, he is just as happy [perhaps even more so], leaving the well trodden path in search of hidden gems to record. The sea has been a constant source of inspiration for his photography and features in many of his images. The coastline of West Cork was indeed the source of all the work for his most recent book "Wild Water, Wild Light - Images of the West Cork coastline" which he published in late 2009 to much acclaim. Wherever possible Mike will work when the light and weather combine to show the landscape at its best. Early mornings and the fading light of late evening are his favourite times of day and the movement of the sea will often record as a soft blur due to the lack of light at these times. Whenever he goes out to work, his ultimate goal is to capture the natural, raw beauty of this wonderful place and share it with others through his images.

Galley Head, West Cork Cahermore Castlefreke Mizen Head, West Cork Clonakilty Bay Old Head of Kinsale, West Cork Dunmanus Bay Dunworley Sky Lissycrimeen Strand Eyeries Sunset Squince Harbour (sunrise) Red Strand (Galleyhead) Ballydehob Bridge Castlehaven Timoleague Garrettstown 2 Inchydoney Kealkil Killarney NP Simons Cove 2 Simons Cove 1 The Warren 2 Dunlough Bay 3 Dunlough Bay Owenahincha Red Travara, Seven Heads Sheparton Lakes Red Strand Blindstrand Barleycove Ross Castle Timoleague Abbey 3 Fastnet Rock, West Cork Red Strand The Weir Garrettstown Storm Dunworley (Sunset) Long Strand (Storm) Sunset Dunmore Gap of Dunloe Poppies Duneen Simons Cove Garrettstown Sunset West Cork Lough Leane Broadstrand in the snow Inchydoney Sunset Ring (sunset) Ring Pier Poppyfield Old Head of Kinsale, West Cork Nuns Cove Moonrise Long Strand Seapink Dunworley (Surf Mist) Courtmacsherry (Orange) Courtmacsherry (Pink) Burren (Rocks) Burren Sunset Bluebells Bluebells & Ramsons Autumn Tim Abbey (Wide) Tim Abbey (FF) Inchydoney Slipway
Waterfall Simon's Cove, West Cork Sheep's Head, West Cork Bantry Bay Evening Tree, Killarney Goats Head Sunset Ring (Before the Storm) Crookhaven Pier
The Warren Panoramic Howe Strand Courtmac Panoramic Glandore Panormic Baltimore Beacon, West Cork Galley Head Panoramic
Owenahincha Sunset Dunworley (2)

"Skill, perserverance and an exceptional eye for beauty marks the splendidly atmospheric work of West Cork's Mike Brown."

— Michael Viney, The Irish Times

Mike Brown - The Photographer

Mike Brown - Irish Wildlife Photographer, Nature and Landscape Photographer

Mike Brown was born in Yorkshire, England in 1960 but moved with his family to the village of Courtmacsherry in West Cork in 1974. Having always had an interest in nature and the outdoors he was immediately at home in this environment.

Mike discovered photography in his mid twenties and immediately started making images of the local wildlife and landscape. In 1992 he began a full-time career as a professional photographer. While Mike has worked in many areas of photography and still covers many varied commercial assignments, his passion is still to photograph the natural world.

Learn more about Mike, his awards and his work.

Books of Photography by Mike Brown

Irish Photography Books by Mike Brown

Mike has published three books of Irish Nature and Irish Wildlife and Irish Landscape photography.

His first book, the highly acclaimed "Ireland's Wildlife - A Photographic Essay" was published in 2002. This was followed, to equal acclaim, by "Images of Irish Nature" in 2006.

His latest book, "Wild Water, Wild Light - Images of the West Cork Coastline" was published in late 2009.

These books are available for purchase online. All books purchased online are personally signed by Mike.

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Gift Vouchers for use online or at Mike's Gallery in Clonakilty

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Workshops, Tuition and Phototours

Workshops, Tuition and Phototours by Mike Brown

Workshops: Mike runs regular Photographic Workshops in West Cork. Based around Nature and Landscape photography, these workshops are designed for photographers with Digital SLR's who want to get the best from their equipment and learn from Mike's immense experience. More details

Tuition: Mike also does Individual Photographic Tuition for anyone wanting to learn on a One-to-One basis or as a small group of friends or family. Learn More

Phototours: Mike has now started to lead a small number of Nature Phototours to other countries.

More details and testimonials of Mikes Workshops, Tuition and Phototours


Mike is happy to consider commission work. If you would like to make an enquiry please find the contact details here.

Signed Photos

All Photographs purchased through this site are personally signed by Mike Brown.

Photo Books


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Recent pics

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Autumn Photo Workshop

My recent October landscape photography workshop in West Cork went brilliantly. We had four participants who all really enjoyed it. ┬áThe weather was … read more

On photography in general

We are now firmly in the era of digital photography and the cameras and technology we use have progressed in leaps and bounds over the last ten years … read more