Located at the Co. Antrim coast on Feb 27th 2014 during an early season storm chase. A line of convection began to decay and as it did so they gusted out sending a cool pool spreading across the ocean which acted like an invisible scoop lifting warm air upward until it reached its condensation level which in turn formed into cloud. The result was a long low level menacing cloud formation called a shelf cloud which formed on that cold boundary and began to sweep across the sea heading for land. I climbed up on top of the narrow high wall adjacent to Dunluce Castle and stood precariously on the slanted stones accompanied by a cold gusty wind and began taking images while trying to ignore the fact that I was close to the edge of a cliff and doing a very dangerous thing.

Suddenly the sun broke out and lit the coastal landscape into bright warm colours, the cliffs and grass seemed to glow a magnificent orange-yellow while the sea took on a metallic green hue and all of these contrasted beautifully with the dark storm clouds moving in. Later this same evening I got treated to the best aurora I have witnessed in over a decade, read the report for more information. * All images are available for sale in the form of photo prints, canvas or digital files for licensing, if you are interested in a purchase simply drop me an email.