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My previous photo was the last from Cape Verde but not the last for that trip. Here is a picture taken from the plane window while flying over Tenerife.
Cape Verde Islands are 2 hours by plane south from the Canary Islands. This is the first photo taken from a plane window which I present on TrekEarth. I am rarely happy with the sharpness and quality of plane photos in general. This was quite a nice and characteristic subject so I decided to make an exception.
The tallest conical peak in this picture is Pico del Teide (3,715 m) while the lower wider cone is of Pico Viejo (3,135 m).
While most Tenerife was largely under the thick layer of clouds (in this photo) Cape Verde had at the same time pretty much clear skies.

More info from wikipedia:
Pico del Teide is a volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Its summit (at 3,715 m (12,188 ft)) is the highest point in Spain and the highest point above sea level in the islands of the Atlantic. If measured from the ocean floor, its height of 7,500 m (24,600 ft) makes Teide the third-highest volcano in the world, and is described by UNESCO and NASA as Earth's third-tallest volcanic structure. Teide is an active volcano: its most recent eruption occurred in 1909 from the El Chinyero vent on the northwestern Santiago rift.
Pico Viejo is the second highest peak of Tenerife and the Canary Islands (after the Teide), with a height of 3,135 m above sea level, and a huge crater approximately 720 metres in diameter. It last erupted in 1798.

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