'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 (315)

Alexkarl on February 3, 2013

Excellent shot of this amazing cave. LIKE!!!

Best wishes and a beautiful sunday, Alexandra & Karl-Heinz

Bram van Broekhoven on February 3, 2013

Beautiful photo Like

kind regards, Bram

Kostia Semytskyi on February 3, 2013

Interesting! L + F. Greeting from Ukraine. Kostia

Javier sánchez tripi… on February 3, 2013

Bonito efecto espejo. Uno de los atractivos de esta cueva.

Me gusta.


André Ivan .©om on February 4, 2013

Great place. Very nice reflection. Very nice catch. I liked.

Christos Panagiotou on February 4, 2013

Very nice shot! LIKE! Regards, Christos.

Luisa Gila Merino on February 4, 2013

Precioso lugar en que nos muestras en esta fotografía..


Saludos cordiales, Luisa.

Mehmet baş on February 4, 2013

Interesting view!
like, best wishes.

Bassam Jayousi on February 5, 2013

Impressive!! For a moment i thought it is a Galactic event!! YSL

Best wishes, Bassam

Vasilis Anastopoulos on February 5, 2013

Great relections. Like

Best wishes, Vasilis

Ali Raza on February 5, 2013


Beautiful photo.

Best wishes

Sergio Bagna on February 5, 2013

Sensational image, dear Jan! Like! Warm greetings, Sergio

József Rózsa on February 5, 2013

Hi JAN !

Wonderful view and shot !!! ☆☆♥LIKE♥☆☆ !!!

Friendly greetings from Hungary, ❀József❀

timek on February 5, 2013

Very beautiful photo! YSL! Greetings, timek

REmiasz on February 6, 2013

Wonderful image. like. Greetings Remek.

Nelly T on February 6, 2013

Great photo and place. L!


Ildikó A. on February 6, 2013

Stunning scene and composition! Like. Best wishes, Ildikó

I. Drljan on February 6, 2013



BritPlom on February 7, 2013

Well done!

Like + Fav

Greetings, François

Ricardo Filho on February 7, 2013

Amazing !!!!

LIKE 184 + FAV 60

Best wishes,


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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