'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)

Stathis Chionidis on February 1, 2013

Wonderful place, Jan.Nice view and shot my friend.LIKE.Best wishes.Stathis

Akbar&Armaghan Nouri on February 1, 2013


Gabriel Avramovici on February 1, 2013

Very nice cave!like


romulus111 on February 1, 2013

WSpaniała jaskinia dobra iluminacjqa like Greetings Romulus

leo1383 on February 1, 2013

Like, interesting and beautiful capture, greetings Leo

Ijaz Ahmad Mughal on February 1, 2013

Very beautiful and interesting. Like..Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

Carlos Kist on February 1, 2013

Hello friend Jan Sognnes, amazing shot and place,Like 148 +YS 45.Best wisehs.Carlos

Lady Harley on February 2, 2013

An amazing shot, stunning! * YSL *

Friendly greetings from Canada

kazkun on February 2, 2013

Very impressive capture! L+F

Greetings, kazkun

Ferlancor Pano Yes on February 2, 2013

Hi my friend Jan this is a great shot; amazing place , lovely color and light; excellent sharpness and very nice picture.

YSL 48 152.

Thanks for your kind visit.



K. Peters on February 2, 2013

Hallo Jan!

Großartige Aufnahme! Herrlich das Farbenspiel!

Like 153 + Favorit 49

Danke für Deinen Besuch in meiner Galerie und den netten Kommentar!

Viele Grüße aus Berlin!


Eliseo.mc on February 2, 2013

Jan: Lanzarote tiene belleza hasta en su interior.

LIKE 154.

Saludos de Eliseo.

Juan PIXELECTA on February 2, 2013

Es reflejo es precioso. Me encanta LK

emilyA-NO Views on February 2, 2013

Amazing shot!. L + YS. Friendly greetings, Emily

lurdesa_ on February 2, 2013

Esplendida foto amb excel.lents colors .-like 158


Martin Beitz on February 2, 2013

Nice darkness. Like. Best wishes, Martin.

dardani.m on February 2, 2013

Beautiful indeed...

Ivan Logvinov on February 3, 2013

Very impressive view! Great shot!
Best regards from Russia!

cp_u on February 3, 2013

Excellent illusion! really amazing! YSL
ciao, cp_u

Slаvа2 on February 3, 2013

Very beautiful photo! Fantastic!

Like & YS.

Greetings from Russia. Slava

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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