Teide, Near the Top of the World

This is Mount Teide, an active volcano on the island Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands. The trip up to see this National Park is as beautiful as the park itself. Starting at the edge of the sea you will travel up through winding switch backs looking over the city of Los Cristianos, then you will travels through a forest that almost looks like a pacific northwest rain forest, covered in moss and lichen. The higher you climb the vegetation starts to clear due to altitude and you arrive in what appears to be a high altitude desert at near 10,000ft. You can see the peak of the caldera in the distance and the clouds starting to move in over the horizon. Other areas of the park are clear of vegetation and just have the remnants of volcanic lava and rock.

This shot is a panoramic consisting of six vertical combined shots.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teide_National_Park

Teide Volcano, Teide National Park; Tenerife; Canary Islands; Spain; Volcano

Teide Volcano, Teide National Park; Tenerife; Canary Islands; Spain; Volcano

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One thought on “Teide, Near the Top of the World

  1. Great panoramic and description – made me want to travel there and take that ride up the mountain.

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