Churning waves, salt-infused wind, sheer cliff faces and sunken caves are just some of the ingredients of a walk along the Gobbins cliff path, which recently reopened after the winter break.
Said to be the most dramatic coastal walk in Europe, the path stretches for three miles along the spectacular County Antrim coast. Clinging to the cliff edge, it crosses tubular and suspension bridges and winds its way up stone-carved staircases through caves and down into under-sea tunnels.
The path is only accessible on a three-hour guided tour, which combines the thrill of the walk with insights into local history, folklore and information about the flora and fauna that can be seen along the way.
The Gobbins is home to Northern Ireland's only mainland colony of puffins, and guillemots, razorbills, cormorants and kittiwakes also make their homes high in the rocks.
From the bridges, walkers can look down on shoals of fish and may also catch sight of seals, porpoise and other marine mammals.