Welcome to my fourth entry in the Travel category. This time I invite you to this virtual tour around Tenerife, which is one of the main islands of the Canary Islands archipelago, belonging to the Crown of Spain. I had a pleasure to visit it in the Spring of this year, when it was still very quiet (in terms of tourism) but also beautiful with all the vegetation returning to life after a short winter slumber. Flowers and fresh greens really added to the experience.
Tenerife is quite big in size so the best way to get around is by renting out a car. The fuel is quite cheap here – cheaper than anywhere in the European Union for sure. Thanks to low taxes on many things here enabled by a significant autonomy from Spain, Tenerife has seen tremendous growth for the last couple of years. Island is very clear and has amazing scenic road all around it. But I am not here to speak about those, and instead share some of my favourite shots I took during my 7-day long stay.
Starting with Acantilados de Los Gigantes cliffs, taken from the Punta Teno – the westernmost point of Tenerife. These cliffs are amongst the largest in the world.
Another amazing spot to check out when visiting Tenerife lies north off the capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This place is a wonderful viewing point called Mirador de Jardina (The Garden View ). It is where I took the cover shot.
ANother highlight of the visit for me was the Mirador Las Teresitas, with a view on Las Teresitas beach, amongst other things. It is where I took a funny shot of a local guy relaxing on a bench outlooking the ocean:
Tenerife should also be known for its might volcano taking up the majority of the island, called El Teide. It’s amongst the largest active volcanoes in the world, measuring 7500 meters from its base, the largest outside the Hawaii, and the third in the world. It erupted as recently as in 1909 year. Here’s a shot of its peak:
El Teide spread its lava far, creating interesting phenomena in the vicinity, such as forests growing in black lava fields high up in the clouds:
Other worth-noting places are:
That is it for now. Hope you enjoyed this virtual tour de Tenerife, and will find an opportunity to get an experience like me.
Some of the shots are available in high-res at my professional profile, if you are interested.
My gear when travelling for these landscapes? Pentax K-1, D-FA 15-30 2.8 lens, FA-43 1.9 limited lens, FA-77 1.8 limited lens, DA* 60-250 4.0,, Marumi Super DHG circular polarizing filter, carbon fiber tripod. Editing: Lightroom.
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