Tenerife beyond the Caņadas
Unless otherwise noted the following photos were taken by Jürg Alean as far back as 1975, but also in more recent years. They may give an impression of Tenerife island outside the Caņadas caldera.
Euphorbia and Opuntia plants in a small barranco above Adeje.
Not a geyser - just a blowhole on the coast at Los Cristianos
Modern times at Los Cristianos
Water pipelines crossing a barranco.
View across the city of La Laguna towards Teide
Shepherd in Anaga area: he herds goats along the same trails where Guanches (pre-hispanic population) herded their flocks centuries ago...
House and potato fields in Anaga mountains. Farming is possible due to a network of irrigation tunnels dug deep into the island and painstaking terracing.
Village in Anaga mountains. Among the oldest parts of Tenerife are the Volcanoes Anaga (5.8 Ma) and Teno (7.4 Ma).
Anaga mountains. The subaerial history of the island began in the late Miocene, 7.5 Ma ago with the growth of mafic shield volcanoes now preserved in the extremities of the island as the eroded massifs of Teno and Anaga.
Village in Anaga mountains. Barrancos (deep valleys) were formed by large landslides, which in conjunction with several vertical collapses, created several steepwalled gorges.
Dragon tree in Anaga mountains: this ancient species survived the Qurternary ice ages only on Tenerife. On left, the endemic Canarian palm (Phoenix canariensis).
Branches near the coast (Anaga mountains): The sap from these trees becomes red in the air (therefore ĢSangre de Dragoģ - dragon blood). Once it was widely used in popular medicine and in the preparation of paint.
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