The velvet mountains of Timanfaya on Lanzarote by iaacf ()
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Timanfaya National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional de Timanfaya) is a Spanish national park in the southwestern part of the island of Lanzarote, Canary Islands. It covers parts of the municipalities Tinajo and Yaiza. The area is 51.07 square kilometres (19.72 sq mi). The parkland is entirely made up of volcanic soil. The statue "El Diablo" by César Manrique is its symbol.
This photo shows what the vulcanic soil can look like. A wide range of colors between pitchblack, red and brown is possible.
Remarkable: from a distance the mountains very much look like velvet. Therefor and because of the colors, the landscape looks very much surreal.
Image Comments (6)
Domi48 () 4:25AM | Fri, 03 June 2016
Splendid! I know this landscape, which is really "alien" sometimes!