Ballynakill Harbour is adjacent to Letterfrack, a tourist hub for the nearby Connemara National Park. It sees few tourists, being off the beaten track. However, from the air it is a pleasing foreground for the Connemara hills in the background.
Diamond Hill is the prominent cone-shaped mountain in the centre of the image, with the Twelve Bens beyond. To its left, you can see straight down the Kylemore Glen with its abbey clinging to the slopes of Doughraugh Mountain to the left.
Rarely seen, the hermitage clings to the narrow South Peak of Skellig Michael with a 700 foot drop on either side. The main monastery can be seen on the North Peak in the middle distance, and the Small Skellig and the Kerry coast lie beyond.