Photographer's Note

The one thing Mallorca has in abundance is geologic history, and this history has left a legacy ranging from barren rocky outcrops to incredibly fertile soils. Running throughout the heart of the country, from the Serra de Tramuntana in the west to the flat plains of the east, is red dirt land. Produced through the weathering and dissolution of limestone rock, the finer insoluble clay particles and minerals are left behind, and any ferrous deposits oxidise. This oxidation leaves behind the characteristic colour we see when metals rust, and is reflected in the wonderful dark red terra nova soils we have here.

For anyone more interested about the geology of Mallorca, I found this excellent document online:


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