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A panorama stitched together from 10 portrait format shots taken at 25mm, using the rotating plate on my Slik AF-1100E trigger release ball head. The original file is 13,000 pixel wide.

Ben Bulben (Irish: Binn Ghulbain) is a distinctly shaped mountain plateau in County Sligo, Ireland. At its highest point it is 526 m (1,726 feet).

The distinct shape of Ben Bulben was formed by glaciers during the last Ice age when geomorphological processes began to shape the impressive plateau. Ice began creeping through the valleys and cracks in the rock, the underlying shales were eventually eroded by the movement of the ice above. The shale was eroded faster then the limestone above. This caused the slopes to become steeper and left large overhangs of limestone at the top of the valleys. As the ice began to recede, support for the slopes failed and the land began to slip into the valleys below.

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