Teide National Park has a unique and quite an astonishing landscape. Revered by astronomers as one of the best places in the world to observe the center of our galaxy all year round, it was on my 'must visit' list of places to experience.
The climate in Tenerife lends itself perfectly to astronomy. It has some of the most clement and predictable weather cycles of anywhere in the world, with something in the region of 350 days a year of clear skies, you can see why this is the perfect home for one of the worlds most renowned observatories, the Teide observatory, and at over 3000 metres above sea level it has the perfect vantage point for observing the skies above us.
I visited in a time when there was a serious forest fire on the island. This presented me with some unique opportunities to capture the smoke from the fires from various landmarks. A tragedy as it affected 2000 hectares (5000 acres) of land. Just another moment when mother nature reminds you that she is in charge.
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