'The Illusion' - Cueva de los Verdes, Lanzarote, Spain

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Cueva de los Verdes (Spanish for "Greens' cave", because in the past its owners were the "Verdes" family) is a lava tube and tourist attraction on the island of Lanzarote. The cave lies within the Monumento Natural del Malpaís de La Corona. The cave was created around 3,000 years ago by lava flows erupted from the nearby volcano Monte Corona, flowing across the Malpaís de la Corona toward the sea. The lava streams cooled on top, developing a solid crust, before the lava drained away leaving the top part as the roof of a cave. In about 20 spots, the roof of the cave collapsed, forming a cavern known locally as a jameo. The caves extend for 6 kilometres above sea level and for another 1.5 kilometres below the sea.

Source and more informations: Cueva de los Verdes - Wikipedia

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Comments (314)

badobserver on April 30, 2014

świetne 2 ;)

domeniconardozza on May 2, 2014

Beautiful shot! Colors.. softness.. but especially a wonderful illusion! Bravissimo jan FAV and LIKE


coloradojak - Keep P… on June 4, 2014

Great shot under difficult lighting. L&F!

k.zacharczuk on June 5, 2014

I thank for comments:). I am greeting from Poland. Your gallery is impressive. I like him very much. I like

Vyacheslav L on June 5, 2014

Remarkably beautiful! Like!

Best regards, Vyacheslav

Sergio Otero Brey on June 14, 2014

Did U try to throw a stone for check the height? Very good photo and gorgeus place. Best wishes from Barcelona. Like and Fav

Jan Sognnes on June 15, 2014

Hello Sergio when we came to the place the guide told us not to throw a stone (at that time we did'nt know that it was an illusion. We just saw the big deep hole.

After we have looked for a while, the guide throw a stone and told us to listen when the stone hit the bottom.. very fast it appeared to us that it was a water hole. Only about 10 cm deep :)

Thank you for your comment and visits at my gallery.

Friendly greetings from Denmark, Jan

Salvador.- on June 22, 2014

hola Jan Sognnes :: ahí te dejo el F111, y el MG299, cordiales saludos,


Zoran Velojić on June 28, 2014

Fantastic reflections & beautiful shot in the cave. 300/112
Greetings, Zoran.

Jan Sognnes on July 30, 2014

Dear Panoramio friends thank you very much for your visit, nice comments, likes and favorites

Greetings from Denmark, Jan

C H Bradley on August 17, 2014

totally love this photo. Very well captured. Like Fav Greetings and best wishes Carolyn in USA

Kamalakar Anthati on October 9, 2014

Beautiful,Excellent Shot,
Greetings from India,Kamalakar.
Please Sign and save Panoramio,Pls Ignore If you Signed.

Los Pinguinos de Mad… on November 29, 2014

sorprendente lugar como quisiera visitarlo!!

Alexander Eremin on March 21, 2015

Fantastic place. I was here

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 24, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jan Sognnes
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
    • Taken on 2013/01/12 15:12:45
    • Exposure: 1.000s
    • Focal Length: 4.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash