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All images of this gallery were taken between June 5 and June 19 2016 on Fuerteventura (Canary Islands)). For artistic reasons (I believe that photos should speak for themselves) no captions are displayed together with the images, but by holding your mouse over the thumbnails for a second you should get a brief title caption displayed as a popup-tooltip.
All images were taken with a Sony HX9V compact camera (which comprises a 24-384mm optical zoom range (in 35mm equivalent)).


Houses in front of volcano near Corralejo Sand dunes near Corralejo Sand dunes in Corralejo National Park Corralejo beach (in background Isla des Lobos and Lanzarote) Wind surfer near Corralejo Beach near Corralejo harbour at sunset (in background Lanzarote)


Betancuria church seen from behind Casa Priness Arminda hotel Betancuria seen from surrounding mountains Betancuria seen from surrounding mountains Betancuria church House front in Betancuria Palm trees with mountain backdrop in Betancuria

Betancuria Mountains

Low clouds on Morro de Velosa mountain Street through Betancuria mountains Betancuria from Montana Tegú Footpath across Montana Tegú Footpath across Montana Tegú Mountains seen from Betancuria

Las Peñitas Ravine

Near exit of Las Peñitas ravine Rock colorations in Las Peñitas ravine Ernita de la Peña in Las Peñitas ravine Water pool in Las Peñitas ravine Water pool and rock formations in Las Peñitas ravine Palm trees at exit of Las Peñitas ravine

Las Playitas 1

Sunrise at Las Playitas resort Las Playitas resort plaza Olympic swimming pool at Las Playitas resort Letter box at house in Las Playitas village Beach scene at Las Playitas resort Wind surfer at Las Playitas beach

Las Playitas 2

Las Playitas village from coastal footpath Las Playitas village from beach Atlantic ocean from rocky cliff Night sky at Las Playitas resort Sunrise scene near las Playitas resort Sunset at Las Playitas resort

Gran Tarajal

Houses near beach front at Gran Tarajal House at Gran Tarajal Wall murals at Gran Tarajal Wall mural at Gran Tarajal Boats in Gran Tarajal harbour Gran Tarajal harbour wall

Oasis Park Zoo

Flamingos at Oasis Park Flamingo close-up Emu close-up Giraffe at Oasis Park Oryx antelope Another Oryx antelope


Thistles in Betancuria Mountains Dromedars in Oasis Park zoo Cacti in Osais Park botanical gardens Wall mural at house in Gran Tarajal Wall mural at house in Gran Tarajal Young kestrel at hotel window at Las Playitas resort
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Thomas Smid


360o Panorama from Montana Tegú near Betancuria

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Landscapes: Leicestershire Landscapes, Leicestershire Landscapes 2, Landscape Panoramas, Winter
Wildlife/Nature: Wildlife, Trees, Flowers, Exotic Birds, Exotic Birds 2 + Solar Eclipse 1999.
Cityscapes, Urban: High-Rise Architecture, Leicester Modern Architecture, Urban Panoramas, Funfairs, Leicester Caribbean Carnival, Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2013, Curve Theatre Leicester, Curve Theatre Leicester Interior

Design: Classic Jaguar Cars
No Category: Miscellaneous, Miscellaneous 2
Travel: Lanzarote: Los Volcanes Nature Park 1, Los Volcanes Nature Park 2, Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote Coastline, Playa Blanca, Playa Blanca at Dawn, Playa Blanca at Night, Playa Blanca Architecture, Lanzarote Miscellaneous, 360o Panorama from Montana Cinto, Yaiza
Travel: Sevilla: Sevilla Barrio Santa Cruz 1, Sevilla Barrio Santa Cruz 2, Sevilla Cathedral, Stained Glass Windows, Plaza de Espaņa, Iglesia del Salvador, Sevilla Miscellaneous 1, Sevilla Miscellaneous 2, Sevilla Miscellaneous 3
Travel: Cadiz and Costa de la Luz: Cadiz 1, Cadiz 2, Cadiz 180o Panorama, La Barrosa Beach, Novo Sancti Petri Beach Sunset, Novo Sancti Petri Beach Sunset 2, Hotel Aldiana Andalusien
Travel: Santorini, Greece: Emporio, Gavrilos hill, Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Mouzaki Bay, Oia 1, Oia 2, Perivolos beach at dusk, Perissa/Mesa Vouna, Ancient Thera, Pyrgos, Santorini Panorama
Travel: Crete, Greece: Heraklion, Heraklion museum, Chania 1, Chania 2, Maleme, Msleme beach, Pirgos Psilonerou sunrise, Falassarna beach, Samaria gorge 1, Samaria gorge 2, Samaria gorge 3, Chania panorama 1, Chania panorama 2
Travel: Fuerteventura, Canary Islands: Corralejo, Betancuria, Betancuria Mountains, Las Peñitas Ravine, Las Playitas 1, Las Playitas 2, Gran Tarajal, Oasis Park Zoo, Miscellaneous, Betancuria Panorama 1, Betancuria Panorama 2, Las Playitas Panorama
Travel: Lisbon, Portugal: Lisbon 1, Lisbon 2, Lisbon 3, Lisbon 4, Lisbon Oceanarium 1, Lisbon Oceanarium 2, Lisbon Oceanarium 3, +Lisbon Panorama 1, +Lisbon Panorama 2, +Lisbon Panorama 3 (180o)
Travel: São Miguel, Azores: Ponta Delgada, São Roque, Sete Cidades - Mosteiros 1, Sete Cidades - Mosteiros 2, Sete Cidades - Mosteiros 3, João Bom - Remedios 1, João Bom - Remedios 2, Lagoa do Fogo, Ginetes - Mosteiros, Lagoa das Furnas, Milicias Beach, Religious tiles (azulejos), Sete Cidades Panorama 1, Sete Cidades Panorama 2, Sete Cidades Panorama 3, Sete Cidades Panorama 4, Lagoa do Fogo Panorama, Mosteiros Panorama, Lagoa das Furnas Panorama