Lanzarote vineyards, Canary islands

Lanzarote HDR

Lanzarote, Canary Islands, HDR

Nikon D700 f/18 1/80s ISO200 120mm. December, 2010

125km off the African coast, Lanzarote is a volcanic island formed 15 million years ago. Its lava-fields cover a big part of the surface and its inhabitants have had a hard time trying to grow anything since they occupied the island.

Surprisingly, in an area called La Geria, there are huge vineyard extensions. Singular pits surrounded by stone walls make it possible to keep the little rain water and resist the strong winds in the region.