A vacation or two ago, Todd and I took a transatlantic cruise from San Juan to Barcelona. We made three stops in the Canary Islands. Tenerife is one of the islands that we had the pleasure of visiting. It is a volcanic island just off the coast of Africa. We took a short ride up to Teide National Park but it felt like we had landed on the moon.
The park is home to Teide mountain which is the third largest volcano in the world and the highest peak in all of Spain. It is such an unusual setting that even Hollywood has come calling. The recent Clash of the Titans was filmed there.
The beautiful land is a photographer’s paradise. There were so many things to capture that it made my head spin. If you ever have the chance to visit the Canary Islands they will be well worth your trip.
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Great sunny landscapes! I love pictures 18 and 19.
So you like that ones with the Tiede flower? It only grows there.
Stunning photos!! My favourite one is Pokey.
Hi Seth, the flowers are really stunning… I haven’t seen such beautiful flowers from the entire of my life. “Echium wildpretii” is awesome!! Does it belong to a cactus group?
Not sure. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echium_wildpretii says “Echium wildpretii is a species of flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae. It is an herbaceous biennial plant that grows up to 3 m (10 ft) in height.”
Your pictures are incredible! I hope to visit Tenerife someday now!
Thank you for stopping by Escape To Paris!
You are welcome. How is Paris? I love Paris. Haven’t been there in a long time.
Paris is amazing. Living in Paris for a semester has been the best decision I’ve ever made in my life! Although it’s been very rainy here, sometimes it seems like London!
Hopefully you can make it back sometime soon.
I studied a summer in Tours while in undergrad.
Nice pics! Going to Tenerife at Easter, first time in thirty years. Thanks for warming me up!
Nice. How long will you be there?
A week – with my teenage daughter. She’s taken up photography – studying at ‘A’ level. I linked her to your Tenerife pics.
Great photos! Reminds me of a trip to Tenerife when I was kid on a schools cruise. We only stayed a day but we went to the same spot – I remember those rock formations 🙂
A field trip to Tenerife! A cruise? When I was a kid we just had field trips to the local dairy or something like that.
There was a cruise ship called the SS Uganda which specialised in taking schoolkids to exotic places. I was lucky enough to go on one of the trips, we went to Porto, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Madeira and Lisbon over 2 weeks. Some great experiences and memories
Wow yes I would say. I have been to Lanzarote too. But only the beach there.
All the photos ae so good and unusual. But the flowering plants for me are the best ones- stunning and the likes that I have never seen. Must have been a very enjoyable time
It was very interesting. We were on a stop so were only there for a day. I wish we had longer.
‘Sunrise in Tenerife’ , ‘purple’ and ‘bee on the pink flower’ picture is my favourite!
Thank you. There is nothing quite like waking up on the ship and being at a new beautiful port.
wow… expensive experience!
Actually, it was quite affordable. Transatlantic cruises are often cheap because they leave from one port and arrive to another.
is it?.. but, what i really meant was, the experience itself is expensive… not everyone can capture the beauty so beautifully! good job friend! 🙂
Oh, I get it now 😉 Sorry for the slow uptake. Yes the experience was very rich and lasts for a lifetime. 🙂
of course! good luck! please take more and more photos… especially moon, stars and cloud! i will really love it.. 🙂
I will. Thanks. 😉
🙂 u’re welcome~
I love the top two pics – stunning 🙂
Thanks happy hugger!
Absolutely beautiful. I am in love with the cruise port from ship. Gorgeous!
Thank you so much. 🙂
Great photos. I have been there few times. My favorite place there is Puerto de la Cruz. It was a small village when I visited for the first time in 1969.
*You got this a lot* Damn beautiful photos!!!!
Thank you. 🙂 🙂
I could do with some of that lovely blue sky and heat right now 😉
Yes. It does sound nice now.
i wish i were on that place. nice shot.
You should visit there someday. It is lovely.
You should visit there someday. It is lovely. 🙂
The landscape of the Canary Islands is beautiful
Yes it is fabulous.
Amazing, beautiful shots! The lines are colors are wonderful. My favorite is the Tiede bugloss.
Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos – the flowers are stunning. Nice DOF work in those images too.
Thanks Dawn, I am glad you enjoyed them. 🙂
Tenerife is on my bucket list and your pictures are more proof that I need to get there ASAP.
It’s is very unique and beautiful.
“Wow” seems just not enough! Loved each and every picture!
Thanks Therese. I have many more photos, I try to only show a few as not to bore everyone.
Ahoy! here we come , see the sun its greeting us..winding roads go slow, turn and stop did we get lost..wait and see purple tiedie..okay some more boulders and plain..sticks are you sure..nice and pleasant .tangled and barren playing hide and seek..want to go ? no no
Love your words again. thanks.
i love your inspiring pictures
Thank you. ☺☺
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I love the “Echium wildpretii”. I’ve never seen anything like it. Thanks for this post — I know absolutely nothing about Tenerife! And you’re lucky you got to stay in Tours when you were in school; it’s a lovely town. I stayed there for a few days once.
Thanks. They are oddly beautiful flowers.
Love the pics! Especially the flowers. My husband is a photographer and he wants to go to Tenerife now to see the flowers.
Well you should go. I would love to go back and spend some time there.
Gorgeous photos! The landscape looks so similar to Sicily…
Thanks. I should visit Sicily someday.
You’ve been to some amazing places my good Sir! Glad you captured this beauty so we all can experience it too. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks. I was hoping I wouldn’t bore everyone with all my trip photos.
A beautiful collection of pics!!!
Thank you very much. I am very glad you like. 😊😊
I especially like the Purple flower!
Thank you segmation.
Very intersting photo – very bare and naked landscape … been very little to Spain, only to Barcelona and the Northern part up by the French border. Thanks for bringing me there – wonderful shots.
You are welcome. Thanks for viewing them viveka.
What crisp & vivid photos – looks like a great experience.
How beautiful! Thanks for the virtual tour.
Welcome. Come back ill have more.
So beautiful. Do you bring a rock back from your travels? I do. I just don’t travel far.
No I didn’t but it’s a good idea.
Each rock would hold the memory.
I can’t get over that blue sky behind “the rock” amazing
I know about how some places can look like the moon, or some other planet. Very pretty sunrise.
Thank you David.
I think this is my favorite of your series yet. The Echium wildpretii is spectacular. Your eye for detail and creativity is amazing!!
Thank you sock monkey’s kitchen. 🙂
Your photography is breathtaking! The colors are so very vibrant and real it’s almost as if I’m transported to these locations…I wish 🙂
Thanks. Glad I could take you on a journey.
I also like the Echium wildpretii. Both the name & the image. I’ve seen Echium in blue in urban environments but the vivid pink is so fitting for it’s setting.
Thanks Ella Dee.
Great photos. I have always enjoyed my holiday breaks in the Canaries, whether it be on Tenerife or Gran Canaria
I can understand why. The islands are lovely.
Incredible Vision.. wow. individualism each shot..thanks
Thank you Funkangeles.
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It will take beautiful photos like these to erase the horribleness that was Clash of the Titans!! LOL! Thanks for the fun pop culture reference in this post….. 🙂
I’ve never seen either of those. 🙂
Thanks for the follow! You’re pictures have already taken me to places I’ve never been. The arrival and sunrise pictures in Tenerife were captivating. I look forward to following.
You should go! Lovely place.
Great photos I visited here as a child and never appreciated it, after seeing these I think that a return visit is on the cards.
Thanks true traveling tales.
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Your cruise sounds great. Was it a one-way deal? Would love to do it some day myself!
Yes, we left San Juan, PR and finished in Barcelona. We flew home from Barcelona.
THE SKY IS SO BLUE!!! XD
Where did you say this was? The Canary Islands? Noted!! 😀
Yes, wonderful place.
Thank you for “Like-ing” my recent posts with photos. I’m glad to have “met” you by way of that. I’m such an amateur, of course, compared to you, so am especially grateful. Your photos of Tenerife are beautiful! I follow a blogger/photographer from there, and you might enjoy visiting her blog: http://islandmomma.wordpress.com/
Thanks for the comments. Also, thanks for the link to her blog.
Looks a lot like where I live, in the American Southwest. Nice work!
Yes. There are parts that are similar.
indeed is wonderful place, my origins are from there;now traveling far away. cheers and great photos indeed.
Thanks for the visit. It is a beautiful place. How often do you get to return and do you still have family there?
I was last in 2008, still have cousins there, the rest are gone to heaven, but we all stay in touch like good guanches ::) Thanks for asking.