The rhinocerous rock

The rhinocerous rock, Tijarafe, LaPalma island
February 7, 2019

Just south of Tijarafe, on the main LP-1 road, there’s this rock that looks like a rhinocerous. The best viewpoint is from the bridge at the top of the ravine. I think it looks best in the late afternoon,like this photo.

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Almond blossom, 2019

January 15, 2019

The almond trees are blossoming early this year, probably because of the unusually warm weather we had before New Year. As usual, the best place to see the blooson is Garafia (especially La Tricias), Puntagorda and El Paso.

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“Astrofest La Palma” opens the doors for registration.

August 21, 2015

  From 25th September 2015 to October 9th, the island of La Palma in the Canaries will host Astrofest, a festival of astronomy, with activities for all ages and knowledge levels. There will be an international conference for astrotourism professionals, a spectacular total eclipse of the moon, an international conference for nightscape photographers, and a night photography masterclass. You can find more details and register for all these events at…

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RGO Photographer of the Year Shortlist

The Royal Greenwich Observatory has announced the shortlist for the Astronomy Photographer of the year. They got 2,500 entries! As you can see fromt eh photo above, the standard is amazing. Go and see them at https://www.flickr.com/photos/royalobservatory/galleries/72157645060485867/ El Observatorio Real de Greenwich ha anunciado la lista para el Fotógrafo Astronomico del Año. ¡Tienen 2.500 entradas! Como se puede ver fromt eh foto de arriba, la norma es increíble. Ve a…

July 16, 2014
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A Photo of the Canaries wins Tournament: Earth 2014

The Canary Islands from NASA’s Terra satellite on June 15, 2013
April 9, 2014

Every year NASA holds a competition to chose the best photo of Earth. The Canary Islands won this year’s Tournament: Earth is again. (Last year’s winner was a photo of the submarine eruption off El Hierro.)   The Canary Islands sit in the trade winds and the Canary current, both of which come from the north east. This photo, taken by NASA’s Terra satellite on June 15, 2013, shows long…

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