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Gran Canaria Almond Tree #1

Almond tree and Roque Nublo on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

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During our week long stay in February 2019 on Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands my wife Liz and I took several drives up into the volcanic highlands to look at the majestic scenery to be found there.

But what we didn't expect was just how verdant this high altitude landscape was, especially given the low rainfall in this part of the world.

Naturally, the vegegation was of the sort that could survive the harsh conditions, but we weren't thinking to find almond trees here, covered in fragrant blossom and looking just amazing.

This particular tree was photographed at the base of the famous Roque Bentayga, with the equally famous Roque Nublo in the background.

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Image data

Filename - gran canaria almond tree 01.jpg

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 32mm

Exposure - 1/50 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Roque Bentayga, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.