'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)

Doru Paiusan on January 25, 2013

Very, very nice photo!

selegna59 on January 25, 2013

IMPRESIONANTE!!. Gracias por compartirla. LIKE+FV + Un gran saludo.Ángeles

ekaakini on January 25, 2013

Suggestive image - an emotional experience... Excellent photograph, Jan!

  • L, greetings, m°!°nika
Faintlightofdawn on January 25, 2013

what a daunting scene Jan, liked, best wishes, Fai

Kicaj on January 25, 2013

Fajny kadr Like

Pozdrawiam Kicaj :-)

Pasapa. on January 25, 2013

Well done, I like it greetings........Pa.

Dagmar Škvaridlová on January 25, 2013

It is really fascinating shot. Jan.. incredible!!
Many greetings from Slovakia, Dagmar

Klemens Overkamp on January 25, 2013

What a wonderful Photo Jan!


Greetings from Germany Ovi

Arolldo Costa on January 25, 2013

Foto maravilhosa!!! Um abraço L+F

Dušan Bezděk on January 25, 2013

LIke :) have a nice weekend Dušan

Radu B_KeepPanoramio on January 25, 2013

Perfect reflection !


Best regards , Radu .

Lucien Kivit on January 25, 2013

Already showed my deepest respect for this beautiful picture at Facebook.Very well captured view, LIKE 53+YS 15, regards Lucien

Ghiocela on January 25, 2013

Very impressive place and view, Jan! I like! Have a happy time! Simona

zy ko on January 25, 2013

Amazing place! L Greetings! zyko

Godo Nikolov on January 25, 2013

Fantastic photography of a nice place. Like.

Best regards.

Nada Urosevic (Beba) on January 25, 2013


Imréné Gyimesi on January 25, 2013

I really like the photo.

Best regards, Esztella


Zelia Waltrick on January 25, 2013

Beautiful and very interesting motive! Excellent photo! Like & Fav.

Warm greetings from Brazil

Adem Dogan /ON HOLID… on January 26, 2013

Very remarkable Place and Picture. LIKE + Star

Many Greetings. Adem Dogan

Deodato Lourenḉo on January 26, 2013

Awesome photo of the optical illusion!

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Photo details

  • 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