in action

in action by Fotosia
in action, a photo by Fotosia on Flickr.
courtesy of Jakub


spot the zombie

spot the zombie by Fotosia
spot the zombie, a photo by Fotosia on Flickr.

misty forests are an eerie, but not uncommon sight in Tenerife. Ever thought of filming a thriller located in the Canaries? ;)




Above the clouds

Above the clouds by Fotosia
Above the clouds, a photo by Fotosia on Flickr.

Landscapes need to be pristine, and rarely satisfy the high standards set by photographers. "Behind the scenes" shots give you a warm and fuzzy feeling of nostalgia, that no landscape can evoke.


a mountain on Fire

a mountain on Fire by Fotosia
a mountain on Fire, a photo by Fotosia on Flickr.

El Teide basking in the last rays of sun.

Three minutes later the sun vanishes under a blanket of clouds, temperature drops rapidly, and it's time to go home, before we get lost in a cloud of mist.


When the day ends

Untitled by Fotosia
Untitled, a photo by Fotosia on Flickr.
At 1,9 km above the sea level and higher, El Teide National Park gives you an excellent overview of the sunset playing out above a sea of cloud.


El Teide

El Teide by Fotosia
El Teide, a photo by Fotosia on Flickr.

Huh? Where is this? Arizona? Mexico? Peru?

Nothing of this kind my friend! What you see is El Teide, the highest volcano in Tenerife and the Spanish archipelago of Canary Islands.

Tenerife has a population of just under a million, but attracts five million visitors every year. The south is dotted with five star hotels, concrete swimming pools, and beaches of imported golden sand. But the north of the island is a hidden gem of pine forests, volcanic rock, banana plantations and amazing cliff tops. Mountainous villages remind you of Mexican Pueblos, the northern cliff tops of Cornwall, and the pine forests, especially when immersed in a cloud of mist, of B-class horror movies - those with a wooden chalet and demons in the basement.

Tenerife is amazing, provided that you ditch your flip flops and the guided bus tour, and invest in a nice pair of hiking boots and a map. This is what we've done last Christmas, and had a fabulous time!