Canary Islands Gallery 2015 / 2017

All Photos Copyright © 2015, 2017 Henning Umland

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In September 2015 I spent three weeks on Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands. This included a daytrip to the neighboring island of La Gomera and a boat trip for whale watching.

The initial photos were made with a Fujifilm X-E2 camera. Unfortunately, the camera gave up the ghost without any obvious reason after a few days (surprise!). I continued making photos with my wife's Nikon Coolpix P 7100 for a short while but then decided to buy a new camera. In Santa Cruz de Tenerife I finally found an electronics store featuring a camera kit which promised to meet my requirements (Olympus OM-D E-M10 + 14-42 mm lens + 40-150 mm lens). Since this camera has a good reputation and the price was very reasonable, I bought it. I did not regret my decision since the Olympus worked to my full satisfaction. The Micro Four Thirds format offers an excellent balance between image quality and compactness of the equipment.



Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz as seen from Mirador El Lance, Tenerife




Harbor Building

Small Bay with Surf, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife




San Telmo

San Telmo Chapel, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife




Dragon Tree

Parque del Drago, Icod de los Vinos, Tenerife




Old House

Old House, Icod de los Vinos, Tenerife




Fountain

Fountain, Icod de los Vinos, Tenerife




Plaza del Adelantado

Plaza del Adelantado, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife




Transformer House

Transformer House, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife




Dragon Tree

Calle San Agustín with Dragon Tree, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife




Statue

St. Mary Statue, Calle San Agustín, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife




Sailboat

Sailboat, Los Gigantes, Tenerife




Los Gigantes

Los Gigantes as seen from Punta de Teno, Tenerife




Orotava Valley

Ladera de Tigaiga and Valle de La Orotava as seen from Route TF-24




Pico de Teide

Pico del Teide, Tenerife




Las Cañadas

Lava Flow, Las Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife




Observatory

Astronomical Observatory, Las Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife




Roques de Garcia

Roques de García (1), Las Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife




Roques de Garcia

Roques de García (2), Las Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife




Llanos de Ucanca

Llanos de Ucanca, Las Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife




Roques de Garcia

Roque de Cinchado and Pico del Teide, Las Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife




La Catedral

La Catedral, Las Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife




Zapato de la Reina

Zapato de la Reina, Las Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife




Strange Cloud

Roque de Abanico with Strange Cloud, Las Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife




Pico Viejo

Pico Viejo, Las Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife




Leaves

Leaves, Jardín Botánico, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife




Leaves

Plants, Jardín Botánico, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife




Garachico

Street, Garachico, Tenerife




Garachico

Fortress, Garachico, Tenerife




Garachico

Stairs, Garachico, Tenerife




Taganana

Taganana, Anaga Mountains, Tenerife




Taganana

Street, Taganana, Tenerife




Rocky Beach

Rocky Beach, Taganana, Tenerife




Las Teresitas

Beach, Las Teresitas, Tenerife




Public Toilet

Multilingual Public Toilet, near Las Teresitas, Tenerife




Centro de Arte la Recova

Centro de Arte la Recova, Santa Cruz, Tenerife




Palm Tree

Street with Palm Tree, Santa Cruz, Tenerife




Plaza de la Iglesia

Plaza de la Iglesia, Santa Cruz, Tenerife




These few pictures were made during the above-mentioned daytrip to La Gomera (starting from Tenerife):



Pico del Teide

Pico del Teide (Tenerife) as seen from La Gomera




Roque de Agando

Roque de Agando, La Gomera




San Sebastian

San Sebastián de La Gomera




Torre del Conde

Torre del Conde, San Sebastián de La Gomera




Whales

Pilot Whales seen between Tenerife and La Gomera




Here are a few pictures I made during a one-week trip to Tenerife in January 2017:



Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz as Seen from Route TF-24, Tenerife




Pico del Teide

Pico del Teide and Ladera de Tigaiga as seen from Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife




Pico del Teide

Pico del Teide as seen from Route TF-24, Tenerife




Paraglider

Pico del Teide with Paraglider, Tenerife




Volcanic Rock

Volcanic Rock, Las Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife




Pumice Desert

Pumice Desert, Las Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife




Roque de Cinchado

Roque de Cinchado, Las Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife




Pines

Pines with Pico del Teide in the Background, Tenerife




Pines

Pines with Pico del Teide and Pico Viejo in the Background, Tenerife




Masca

Masca, Tenerife




Masca

Cobblestone Road, Masca, Tenerife




Gomera

La Gomera as seen from the Vicinity of Masca, Tenerife




The following photos were made during a 10-day trip to Fuerteventura in November 2017. The inner part of the island proved to be a barren volcanic desert in most places. There are, however, wonderful beaches and quite a number of phantastic viewpoints. The camera I used this time was an Olympus PEN-F with a Zuiko 12-100 mm zoom lens. The lens, although quite heavy, proved to be a versatile travel zoom.



Costa Calma Beach

Beach, Costa Calma, Fuerteventura




Lava Flow

Small Lava Flow, Costa Calma, Fuerteventura




Cofete

Beach, Cofete, Fuerteventura




Cofete

Villa de Winter, Cofete, Fuerteventura




La Pared

Surf, La Pared, Fuerteventura




La Pared

Surf, La Pared, Fuerteventura




La Pared

Surf, La Pared, Fuerteventura




La Pared

Surf, La Pared, Fuerteventura




Guadalupe

South View from Punta Guadalupe, La Pared, Fuerteventura




Ajuy

Ajuy, Fuerteventura




Ajuy

Caves, Ajuy, Fuerteventura




Ajuy

Coast, Ajuy, Fuerteventura




Mirador Astronomico

South View from Mirador Astronomico, Fuerteventura




Barranco de Las Peñitas

Barranco de Las Peñitas, Fuerteventura




Barranco de Mal Paso

Barranco de Mal Paso with Ermita de Nuestra Señora de La Peña, Fuerteventura




Betancuria

Street Corner, Betancuria, Fuerteventura




Betancuria

House Entrance, Betancuria, Fuerteventura




Betancuria

Church, Betancuria, Fuerteventura




Vega de Rio Palmas

Ermita de La Virgen de La Peña, Vega de Rio Palmas, Fuerteventura




Mirador de Morro Velosa

North View from Mirador de Morro Velosa, Fuerteventura




Dunes

Dunes, Parque Natural Corralejo, Fuerteventura




Dunes

Dunes, Parque Natural Corralejo, Fuerteventura




La Florida

Ruins, La Florida, Fuerteventura




Tuineje

Church, Tuineje, Fuerteventura




Lighthouse

Entallada Lighthouse, Fuerteventura




Punta de Entallada

Coast, Punta de La Entallada, Fuerteventura




Sunrise

Sunrise, Costa Calma, Fuerteventura




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