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What to do on the sun kissed isle of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands when it's cold, windy and raining?
Go underground of course!
With its violent volcanic history, Lanzarote has a number of dramatic underground lava cave systems, the two most famous of which are the Jameos de Agua and the Cueva de Los Verdes, both on the north east coast of the island.
Liz and I had already visited the Jameos de Agua system during a previous cruise stopover, so this time we chose the Cueva de Los Verdes for our underground adventure.
The cave system that has been opened for exploration is about two kilometres long, and you can only enter it as part of a guided tour, which is what we did.
The cave was filled with visual treats and very interesting geology, including a river of frozen lava and a very dramatic optical illusion.
This image shows the entrance to the cave system, featuring some very large plants that somehow seemed to be growing out of bare rock with barely any light.
Filename - lanzarote cueva de los verdes 01.jpg
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure - 1/125 sec @ f5.6, ISO1600
Filters - None.
Location - Cueva de Los Verdes, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
This image - 800x533px JPEG
Conversion - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - High ISO used to reduce shutter speed and thus enable hand held exposures.
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