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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 … Continue reading

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Estanys de Aigues Tortes

June-July, 2015. Val de Boi, Aigues Tortes. The mountain lakes are the perfect spot for escaping the heat wave… Below you find a) the view above the “Embalse de Cavallers” and b) the Estany Dellui.

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Val D’Aran, the forgotten valley

June, 27th, Bossòst, Spain. In Val d’Aran, the language is the Aranees. Though part of Spain, it lies on the Northern flank of the Pyrenees. In a glimpse, you are on the sunny side taking the tunnel, but strolling a bit in Val d’Aran reveals some wonderful spots, … Continue reading

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The forgotten valley

June 9th, 2014. Valley of Rasal, Aragon, Spain. The road is narrow but in a good shape, and joins the dam of Arguis to the dam of Santa Maria and Carcavilla. The village of Rasal is special with its mansions and massive Pyrenean chimneys. In … Continue reading

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Estany Roi II

June 19th, 2014, Vall de Boi, Catalunya, Spain. Viewed from the watery edges of Estany Roi at about 2300 m altitude, this mountain (Pic de Ferro) located very near the Aigüestortes national park, Spanish Pyrenees, has the looks of a children’s fantasy mountain…This colourful display is due … Continue reading

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Reaching for the skies of La Palma

La Palma, April 26th. In this season, both the flowers and the domes at the Roque de los Muchachos observatory are looking upward to the skies. The plant (Echium wildpretii) is biennal and carries a flower which can reach a … Continue reading

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