Time in Tenerife

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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Sunrise in Tenerife

Cruise port from ship

Strange earth

Mt Tiede

Rock view

Little volcano

The rock

Slice of beauty


More purple

The Moon

Broken rock

Maybe Mars?




Bee visits the Tiede bugloss

Echium wildpretii




Hide and seek

112 responses to “Time in Tenerife

  1. 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?

  2. 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 🙂

      • 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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.

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  10. 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….. 🙂

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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  14. 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/

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