El Teide in its full splendour, captured from around 1980m above sea level from Las Canadas crater with the famous rock formation – Roques de Garcia – in the foreground.
El Teide is the highest Spanish mountain, located on the Canary Island of Tenerife. With its highest peak at 3,718 metres above sea level it is a quite amazing phenomenon – within a relatively short drive from beach hotels to the peak. From its base it is also the third highest active volcano in the world, having last erupted in 1909.
Location: El Teide National Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
Nikon D70, Sigma 18-200mm. Captured in RAW. Post-pro in CS4.
Featured in Volcanoes, Earth’s Geology and Atmosphere
World Heritage Site, Teide National Park
Well worth the visit if you ever go to Tenerife but make sure you take warm clothes and check out the weather beforehand. You can only go to the very top with an advance permit.