110 KM | Teide – Pico de las Nieves

Canarias I - Teide (8)
Distance110 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/20
LensSigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 135 mm. f./8 (450 mm. equiv.)
DateNovember 16th 2014 – 7:30

Impressive view of the Canary Island as seen from the summit of pico “El Teide” on a very windy and cold November Morning.

Teide Summit is known as well for projecting one of the most perfect “triangular” shadows on Earth and has potential to reach distant Horizons to even Africa.

General distribution of view can be seen here, covering more than a hundred kilometers trough Atlantic ocean in Canary Islands:

Conditions on summit included some sulfur vapour gases from Teide’s crater and spectacular sights all around, with magnificient views over the other Canary Islands.

Gran Canaria island is clearly visible in the middle of the image, with a red-colored background produced by the sun in its movement upwards. The peaks can bee seen here, including astronomy observatory on the top:

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Zooming the image, the observatory at the top of Pico de las Nieves becomes even clearer:

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Views from the top were amazing, but trekking to the top of Teide by night, as the sun was step by step illuminating the scene was not worse. This image clearly represents the feeling of our group while going up, at 6:45 a.m.

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It was like being in Space…

And once the sun rose, the views were amazing as well:

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Sunrise from the highest peak in Spain

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