Photograph by Bill Lockhart, National Geographic Your Shot

Caught in the moment by a slow shutter speed, water heads out to sea through a rocky gateway on the Irish shore. Water is inescapable in Ireland; the island—Europe's third largest—is surrounded by the Irish Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the Celtic Sea to the south.

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