'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)

abraxas_aut on January 24, 2013

Amazing and LIKE! Greetings

Peter van Lom on January 24, 2013

L; nice work Jan. Greetings!

Reiner Dörrenbach on January 24, 2013

A mysterious place! like

Best wishes, Reiner

~Marlene~ on January 24, 2013

Beautiful image & interesting info, Jan! Like

Greetings, Marlene

Dido Panizzon on January 24, 2013

Beautiful pictur! Fantastic place! LK

Ciao, dido.

stedinger85 on January 24, 2013

Hello Jan,

thank you so much for bringing back beautiful memories of Lanzarote.

I must confess, I didn't visit the Cueva de los Verdes, when I was there - I obviously missed something fantastic.

Your picture gives a beautiful impression - Like 24.

Greetings Gerhard

giselaplewe on January 24, 2013

Man könnte meinen es sei eine Felsbrücke, keine Spiegelung. LIKE und viele Grüße, gisela

Ed. Me. Mo. on January 24, 2013

Very interesting place, L+F, best greetings from Colombia, Ed.Me.Mo.

jeff_msn123 on January 24, 2013

Wonderful place. Nice shot. LIKE

Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff

Ирина Лапис on January 25, 2013

fantastic L+F

eric-bretagne-29 on January 25, 2013

magnifique cher Jan, une bie belle "illusion"
have a nice week end

Dana Valentova on January 25, 2013

Fantastic shot


best wishes, Dana

Fred Quader on January 25, 2013

L 32, looks very fine.

Zoltán Szabó on January 25, 2013

Fantastic photo,very like ! Greetings,Zoli.

**omidka&Arman** on January 25, 2013

بسیار زیبا L+♥&YS♥ ♥傘با آرزوی موفقیت傘♥

Pom' Angers on January 25, 2013

YsL 10/35 ~ vale ~ pom'

Panos T. Mourlas on January 25, 2013

LIKE dear friend!!!

Greetings from Greece


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Giannis Korilis on January 25, 2013

amazing picture!...LΙΚΕ...with friendly greetings pappous

nausga on January 25, 2013

Beautiful, like!

Greetings, Nausika.

Michael Sumerin on January 25, 2013

Beautiful light and color. Like. Michael.

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  • Uploaded on January 24, 2013
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    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