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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, such as this very spiky cactus, complete with fruit.
We didn't attempt to pick any of the fruit, for obvious reasons, but we did buy a pot of cactus jam to take home.
It tastes very nice by the way, some of a combination of rasberyy and strawberry.
Filename - gran canaria cactus 02.jpg
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 96mm
Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f8, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.
Location - Tirajana, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.
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