This is Ireland as you rarely imagine it. Flying above Lugnaquilla in winter the landscape is austere and mysterious with dramatic interplay of mist and light.

This is one of a series by SkyCam Ireland. While their others are also well worth seeing they are taken in spring and summer. This stood out to me as unlike any picture of Ireland shown in the tourist brochures - but one that is just as fantastic.

Lugnaquilla is the tallest peak in the Wicklow mountains, standing 925 metres high. From the top on a clear day you can see to Munster or across to Wales.

This was not taken on a clear day.