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Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote #1

Timanfaya National Park car park, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

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During our week long winter break on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands one of the places that was on my wife Liz's and my 'must see' list was the Timanfaya National Park.

Comprising more than one hundred volcanoes, the landscape is like nothing on earth, with twisted and tortured lava puncuated with volcanic cones.

The park is closely managed, and you can't just wander about on your own for fear of damaging the fragile lichens that are slowly bringing new life to this desolate wasteland.

We timed our visit for mid-morning, and even though it was February Timanfaya was already very busy, with a queue of cars waiting to get into the car park.

It must be crazy here in high season!

Just to show what I mean, here is a photo showing the packed car park, with one of Timanfaya's mini volcanoes in the background.

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Filename - lanzarote timanfaya 01.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

This image - 800x450px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.