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Gran Canaria Roque Bentayga #5

Roque Bentayga volcanic rock on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

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The story behind this image

Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands has some of the most interesting and varied volcanic landscapes that my wife Liz and I have come across in our travels.

So much so that certain rock formations have become tourist attractions in their own right.

One such is the volcanic upwelling called 'Roque Bentayga', which Liz and I visited during our week long stay on the island in February 2019.

Situated near the centre of the island, at quite a high altitude, Roque Bentayga is set in an otherworldly landscape of volcanic rock, with serrated flanks sparsely covered with drought resistant scrub.

This particular view of Roque Bentayga also features the other famous Gran Canaria rock, 'Roque Nublo' in the background.

Image data

Filename - gran canaria roque bentayga 05.jpg

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 96mm

Exposure - 1/60 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.