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Book cover: William Trevor: Last stories (Letzte Erzählungen)

William Trevor: Last stories (Letzte Erzählungen)
Here’s one of my photographs of clouds rolling in over the sunset, west of of Svalbard, high in the Arctic, being used for the cover the German edition of Irish author William Trevor’s “Last Stories”, or Letzte Erzählungen, published by Hoffman unde Campe in April 2020. The photograph was licensed through Millennium Images in London.

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Petermann Glacier in National Geographic Traveller

Aerial views Melt Pools on Petermann Glacier, in remote northwest Greenland

Aerial views of Melt Pools and melt rivers on Petermann Glacier, in remote northwest Greenland.

Here’s a photo I made from a Greenpeace helicopter over Petermann Glacier in remote Northwestern Greenland in 2009 during a Greenpeace campaign to look at how climate change was affecting Greenland’s outlet glaciers, before the infamous Copenhagen climate meeting. Those are meltpools on the floating tongue of the Glacier, and the black blobs are cryoconite, deposits of rock, soil, soot, and other matter that collects on ice, then melts its way down. The 80km long, 20km wide floating tongue of Petermann Glacier currently accounts for about 10% of the output of ice from Greenland’s Ice Cap.
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Global Seed Vault Svalbard in Grainswest

Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Grainswest

Global Seed Vault Svalbard in Grainswest

Tearsheet news! My photograph of the amazing Global Seed Vault in Svalbard has made the cover of Grainwest magazine, based in Calgary, Canada, for an article titled “The Doomsday Vault: Gene Banks and Their Keepers Preserve The Building Blocks of Nature”. You can read the online article here, Seeds of Futures Past. Thanks to Grainwest Sales and Production Coordinator Tommy Wilson for publishing the photo.
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Atlas of Mammals in Ireland

Photographs featured in Irish Mammal Atlas

Atlas of Mammals in Ireland

I received this beautiful book in the post yesterday – an Atlas of Mammals in Ireland, 2010-2015, published by the National Biodiversity Data Centre, and authored by Liam Lysaght and Ferdia Marnell. I’m honoured to have two of my photographs featured – one depicting Ireland’s majestic red deer, and the other, our under appreciated feral goats. The book is out, and in the shops, so check your local (Irish) bookshop now.

Update – check out this video from RTE News about the book.
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Fishing boat on Teelin Bay

Wild Atlantic Way in National Geographic

Wild goats at the Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare

Wild goats at the Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare. These goat herds became wild between medieval times and the early 20th century – the species are not native to Ireland.

It’s always a great feeling when you find your pictures have been run by an international publication – in this case, VW Pics/Redux placed some of my photographs from the Irish counties of Cork, Clare and Donegal with National Geographic Travel, for a feature on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – the epic route along the country’s west coast. Enjoy!
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Brussels Arctic Exhibition at Rayon Vert (now extended to end of February)

Dave Walsh Arctic Exhibition At Rayon Vert with Greenpeace

An exhibition of my Arctic photography, in partnership with Greenpeace Belgium is running through January 2016 at Le Rayon Vert in Brussels. “The Arctic: Another World?” exhibition has toured in Belgium since 2013 – three years later, it’s still finding new audiences. In late 2013, I joined other speakers at Bibliothèque de Laeken for the Arctic Nocturne.
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Svalbard’s Global Seed Vault back in the News

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

The Global Seed Vault, located the top of the world, on the island of Spitsbergen in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, is back in the news – for the first time seeds are being taken from the bank for one of the reasons it was created – to supply and safeguard seeds in a time of war. Al Jazeera reports that “as Aleppo gene back built to safeguard global food supplies is at risk, researchers request frozen seeds from Svalbard”. Although Aleppo lies within the famous “fertile crescent“, it’s also in the thick of the Syrian war. Svalbard, despite some political shenanigans between Norway and Russia, remains calm, with more polar bears than people, and very cold.
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Tearsheet: Conserving the Arctic: A Stronger Role for Europe

Conserving the Arctic

Iceberg cover image by Dave Walsh for Conserving the Arctic conference

On 4th of March 2015, one of my Arctic iceberg photographs was used by Greenpeace and independent meeting organiser QED (qed.eu) for EU Arctic Dialogue “Conserving the Arctic – A stronger role for Europe?” near Waterloo, outside Brussels, Belgium. The event was officially endorsed by the Finnish Foreign Ministry, and hosted by Mr Jean-Marie Delwart, one of the signatories of the International Declaration on the Future of the Arctic, in his Château d’Argenteuil, near Brussels. High-level guests (including European decision-makers, Ministers, business and civil society leaders and top-level signatories of the International Declaration on the Future of the Arctic) attended during an afternoon of speeches and conversations, followed by a cocktail and a dinner.

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Bruxelles est Charlie: photos

Bruxelles est Charlie

Bruxelles est Charlie

On Sunday, January 11th 2015, I joined 20,000 other residents of Brussels of all creed, origin and colour for a peaceful march in the name of tolerance and freedom of speech, following the appalling carnage carried out in Paris – starting with the Charlie Hebdo killings. Here’s the images.
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Iceberg, Antarctica

Protecting the Southern Ocean

Iceberg, Antarctica

Iceberg, Antarctica


As I write, the dozens of delegates attending this years meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) should be sound asleep in their Hobart hotel rooms, if they’re not out tasting Tasmania’s finest wines in the the Salamanca neighbourhood.

Until the end of the month, the officials from 24 countries – plus the EU – will consider a range of issues, the most notorious of which is the long-delayed establishment of marine reserves in the Ross Sea and in the waters of East Antarctica. I can’t tell you what’s happening at the meeting so far, as CCAMLR meets behind closed doors. The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition is the only non-governmental organisation representing civil society at CCAMLR – but my colleagues in the room are prohibited from reporting on proceedings until they have formally ended. We will know if the news is good or bad by the end of October.

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