Above the clouds

May 5th, 2016, Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma. Surrounded by an ocean of clouds which sometimes reach the summit, the observatory stays clear from clouds during the night. During daytime an explosion of flowers can be seen, with “los tajinastes rosados” as the most impressive ones!

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At the observatory

Jan, 24th, 2016. The last sunset of this January campaign seen from the observatory of Roque de los Muchachos (2400 m) merited a quick stroll to the edge of the mountain crater…

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Sunrise number ….??

January 16th 2016. Roque de Los Muchachos observatory, La Palma, Canary Islands. Not our first observing run, here at this wonderful site. And hopefully not the last ….   But what each visitor on this magnificent island always should do is ….  observe the sunrise and the sunset!  Never boring, irrespective of the weather circumstances.Our images show sunrise effects behind the islands of La Gomera and Tenerife (Mt Teide) .

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Best Wishes, 2016!

New year =  a reset or fresh start?

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In the marsh II

July, 5th, Barruera, Vall de Boí. That day we started early in order to explore the small world hiding in the marshland of the “Salencar”.

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The Cumbrecita pass

July, 30th, La Cumbrecita, La Palma. Before travelling to the observatory of Roque de los Muchachos (2400 m), a short stop at this scenic place to view the inner Caldera de Taburiente seems always rewarding..

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Natural island

Aug, 2nd, La Palma. Continuing our exploration of the charming island, we discovered more endemic species. Gallotia galloti  (see the male below) is a wall lizard found on the islands of Tenerife and La Palma. The little red rock crabs are from the family of the lightfoot crabs (species Grapsus adcensionis also found on Tenerife).

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Waterpool II

July 19th, Kortrijk. Lazy20150719_PL_D90_0556_aliblog afternoon at the pool of my parents’ house.

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