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The volcanic lava landscapes of the Teide National Park on Tenerife in the Canary Islands are just an other-worldy sensory wonderland, and you could be forgiven for thinking you'd landed on Mars as you emerge from the clouds into the huge caldera of the ancient Las Canadas volcano.
So it's no surprise that my wife Liz and I spent a significant part of our week long winter break on Tenerife exploring and photographing in this unique environment.
The weather up at 6,500 feet above sea level can change in an instant as moisture laden air from the Altantic ocean far below is forced up the flanks of the Mount Teide by the prevailing winds, covering and then revealing the amazing lava formations scattered throughout the giant 16 kilometre wide crater.
Which is why I captured this particular image out over the caldera.
Interesting in itself, but much more engaging set against the ephemeral bank of mist rising up through a cleft in the caldera wall in the background.
Filename - tenerife teide rock 10
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 98mm
Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f/8, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.
Location - Teide National Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.
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