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Timanfaya

The Canary Islands were formed as the result of volcanic activity but, more specifically, the Timanfaya  National Park, covering an area of 50 sq klm, was created during a series of eruptions between 1730-1736.  Because of the absence of rain and other erosive factors, the scenery today remains much as it was at the end of that period.  The lava flow was dramatic and swept away several villages yet, strangely, there were no fatalities.  The extent of the lava field is quite apparent and there is a clear demarcation of where the devastation reached.

The Timanfaya National Park is noted for its strange ‘lunar’ landscape.  There are vast areas of ‘clinker’, but in other places the texture reflects the solidified lava streams.

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Find the walkers

It  is time for a short break from the wintry and wet weather of recent weeks.

I am using this picture as a curtain raiser to a series taken in the Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote.  It also introduces several features that will be apparent later, such as the topography, scale, colours, patterns and textures.

If you have difficulty locating the walkers click on the image to enlarge.

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Abstract 119 ‘Lava’

The source for this abstract was the lava landscape of Lanzarote, one of the Canary Isles.

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