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The vast caldera of the ancient Las Canadas volcano that dominates the centre of Tenerife in the Canary Islands is a geological wonderland of lava fields, improbable rock formations and the imposing cone of the Mount Teide volcano.
The predominant colours of this other-worldy volcanic landscape are reds, browns and ochres, but in a few places some pre-historic tectonic turmoil has spewed out ore-bearing rocks of a completely different hue.
Which is why my wife Liz and I stopped in a convenient layby on the TF-21 to admire the azure tones in these rocks just off the road.
How else would you want to spend a week on Tenerife other than exploring such unusual beauty?
Filename - tenerife teide rock 12
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
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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