Each time we visit Tenerife, we must go up to enjoy the panorama view of the Teide volcano at least once. I find it magical every time. The drive up there. The changing landscapes once you’re on the high plateau. The feeling of being on a different planet.
It’s no surprise that movies such as Planet of the Apes have been shot at this location. You can wander around and feel like you’re on Mars – apart from the gravity, of course.
To capture this Teide Panorama, I took a total of nine vertical photos that I stitched together. It was the last light, just before the sun would set. As there are no artificial lights up there, it’s crucial to still catch some of the warming sun rays.
If you zoom in, you can find the cable car on the right side of the Teide in this photo. This gives you some idea of how massive this volcano structure is. With 3715m, it’s the highest mountain in Spain.