Canary Islands, the biggest two, Gran Canaria and Tenerife
I just came back, a few days ago, from the Canary Islands, Spain. This time I wandered around Gran Canaria and Tenerife. This Spanish archipelago, made of seven major islands with many more smaller islands and islets, is the southernmost autonomous community of Spain located in the Atlantic Ocean, around 100 km west of Morocco at the closest point. The capital of the Autonomous Community is shared by the cities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has been the largest city in the Canaries since 1768. The archipelago’s beaches, climate and important natural attractions, especially Maspalomas with its golden sand dunes in Gran Canaria and Teide National Park and Mount Teide, a Unesco World Heritage Site in Tenerife, which is the third tallest volcano in the world measured from its base on the ocean floor, make it a major tourist destination with over 12 million visitors per year. The following pictures are just a small excerpt from the whole work I did. But I have seen and photographed many more beautiful things.