Lanzarote, the easternmost of the Canary Islands, is full of wonderful landscapes, most of them formed by volcanic activity. Very strong eruptions took place in the island between 1730 and 1736, completely changing the terrain of big parts of it, forcing people to move away from the north-west area, where nowadays the Timanfaya National Park is located.
Somehow I feel that many of the beauty of the landscapes in Lanzarote is only appreciable in wide views and for this reason I decided to depict it in panoramas. In this picture, three different landscapes can be appreciated. From top to bottom:
1. El Golfo beach. This beach was formed by one of the above mentioned eruptions. Actually, the green lake on the left side is a remaining of what used to be the crater of a volcano that was destroyed during the eruption. The whole beach is formed by volcanic stone,
2. La Graciosa island. This small island is located north from Lanzarote and is captured here from a gazer located around 400 meters above sea level called "Mirador del Rio".
3. Timanfaya National Park. This view shows what is called the "Sea of Lava", a vast area covered by solidified lava that was created during the eruptions period from 1730 to 1736.
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rudiceuppens (555) 2013-01-07 3:15
Three highlights of Lanzarote, an island we visited twice a few years ago. The pictures are excellent with nice points of view and colours. Well done,
ACL1978 (5729) 2013-01-13 7:54
Interesting panoramic triptych here, Leonardo. Were these done as a stitch, or with an ultrawide lens?
All three are beautiful, and I like how you've arranged them, the order works nicely creating a kind of left-right flow. Thanks!
EstelleJ (921) 2013-02-22 10:43
Indeed these panoramas look impressive with their rich color palettes, great lighting and sharpness!