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Path through Laurel Forest on Anaga Mountains in Tenerife, Spain

Laurel Forest on Anaga Mountains | Tenerife, Spain

Walking in the Laurel Forest through Anaga Mountains is like going back in time. These various subtropical trees and plants on Tenerife, once covered the southern parts of Europe and northern Africa some 20,000 years ago. Unfortunately, the woodlands from the Tertiary period are very rare to find around the world.

Tenerife Bugloss on Teide Mountain with a view on La Gomera on a sunny day; Spain

Bugloss on Teide Mountain | Tenerife, Spain

Ever wondered what a bugloss is? A bugloss is a plant that is widespread on the island of Tenerife, in Spain. It usually grows up to approximately 3 meters in height and you can see it on Las Cañadas del Teide. I have always wanted to see them bloom in an inflamed red shade.

Earthshine – reflecting light from the Earth onto the moon. As seen from Spain.

Earthshine | Menorca, Spain

Earthshine is nothing more than the sun’s light reflecting on the Earth, which then replicates back onto the moon. This part of the moon then begins to glow on one side for just a little moment. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does after a sunset, be sure to take a photo of it!

Tube light painting in Menorca, Spain.

Capturing light painting | Menorca, Spain

These photos are real and were taken on this planet if you were thinking otherwise! This tube light painting was something very new to me. Before PhotoPills on Menorca, I probably wouldn’t have had any idea as to how it would work and how much fun it would make!

Sanisera and Sa Nitja archaeological site on Menorca, Spain.

Sanisera and Sa Nitja | Menorca, Spain

On this particular evening, there was a stunning sunset that we enjoyed. The old surrounding ruins, the boat sitting on the calm water and the ruins of the British Tower can all be seen on the horizon in perfect distance from one another, creating a remarkable view. With one shot, I captured this mix of sights that history shaped on the natural port of Sa Nitja. Sanisera and Sa Nitja are now archaeological sites.

Menorca Cavalleria Coastline by the cliffs, Spain.

Cavalleria Coastline | Menorca, Spain

The limestone cliffs of Menorca looked both majestic and peaceful during the morning hours of photography taking with folks from PhotoPills. It was difficult for me to imagine that the Cavalleria Coastline was once a witness of piracy and Roman invasion.

Menorca Cap de Favàritx Parc Natural de S’Albufera des Grau, Spain.

Cap de Favàritx | Menorca, Spain

This setting – Cap de Favàritx is located on the north-east side of Menorca in the “Parc Natural de S’Albufera des Grau”. This part of the coast is known for both sandy beaches and impressive rock formations. The lighthouse in this image is a little difficult to see in the background, but it stands at 47 meters over sea level and it sends the light at a range of 16 nautical miles.

Lighthouse at Cabo de Cavalleria, Menorca during a sunrise, Spain.

Lighthouse at Cabo de Cavalleria | Menorca, Spain

Cabo de Cavalleria is the northern headland of the Menorca island. During the spring months, you can observe the sun rising just behind the cliffs and the lighthouse which stands almost on the edge of the coast and the sea. The lighthouse was built on the tallest cliff in the Cabo de Cavalleria headland and in total, stands at 94 meters over sea level, which makes the emanating light visible from the sea, even at a great distance. The light from the lighthouse flashes twice every ten seconds when the night comes.

Menorca Cliffs - Pont d’en Gil bridge in the evening, Spain.

Pont d’en Gil bridge | Menorca, Spain

When I saw this limestone formation on the Menorca island, I immediately thought that this arch had to have been formed by human hand – this shape could be perfectly used as a guarded gate to an ancient port. In reality, Pont d’en Gil, as it is called in the native language, is a rock formation made fully by the forces of nature.

The Market of Our Lady of Africa in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (El Mercado de Nuestra Señora de África), Spain.

The Market of Our Lady of Africa | Santa Cruz, Spain

The Market of Our Lady of Africa, had three small squares with different groceries stalls, Canarias products, Spanish tapas, meats and many other local products. The whole design of the place had a very neoclassical colonial style. What I learned later struck a chord; that the architect of the Basilica of the Virgin of the Candelaria was also the exact same architect of this area.