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A massive forest fire on the hills between Cala Llonga and Roca Llisa on the beautiful East Coast of the island of Ibiza. The fire which broke out at around 8pm on Sunday 18th September 2011 destroyed approximately 150 hectares of forest before being brought under control.

Ibiza is one of the Spanish Balearic island situated off the coast of Spain in the Western Mediterranean.

Shot taken from the veranda of our holiday apartment.

Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Tamron AF 70-300mm Di


Two RAW images PhotoMerged in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Related shots can be viewed at Ibiza or Balearic Islands or Spain.

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  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Antanas …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessabout 3 years ago

    Brilliant capture, Tom. So unique. x

  • Thank you dear Agnes …

    – Tom Gomez

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 3 years ago

    Oh, I say! A great photo, but as is always true with fire, terrifying! Definitely not your ordinary holiday snap. Great job; stirring photo, Tom!

  • The fire was way out of control for most of the night. There had been no rain for weeks and it was unseasonally warm for September. The trees were tinder dry and only about 1 mile from where we were …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Clive
    Cliveabout 3 years ago

    Being an ex firey all I can say is “Brilliant Image” Tom, great work

  • Thank you kindly Clive. Only one house was destroyed and 4 more were damaged, but thankfully, no one was hurt. The fire services, with help from the army did a fantastic job …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 3 years ago

    woo scary stuff Tom

  • Thank you Tina, it was quite spectacular and very close …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much dear Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 3 years ago

    Oh my gosh, what an amazing capture, must have been a bit scarey, well caught :o)

  • It certainly was Barbara, we were only about a mile away, it seemed like the whole island was on fire …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 3 years ago

    Oh Wow! what an image Tom!!…fantastic capture, I bet this was a little unsettling for you guys!!

  • It certainly was Kate, we were not too far away …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 3 years ago

    OMG Such a shame dear Tom, but very well captured.x

  • Thank you kindly dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 3 years ago

    That is a scary sight

  • It was very scary, sirens were going off all night and heavy firefighting equipment was arriving from all over the island and from the mainland …

    – Tom Gomez

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