Pessegueiro Island, Portugal

August 31, 2012


: Nuno Lopes; Facebook site
Summary Authors: Nuno Lopes; Jim Foster

Pessegueiro Island is a volcanic islet located just off the southwest coast of Portugal, in the parish of Porto Covo. It's part of Portugal's Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park. The islet's cliffs are both a migratory stopover and a hatchery for many birds, including the white stork, Bonelli’s eagle and carrion crows. Additionally, Pessegueiro Island is the home of a 600-year old Portuguese fort, visible at left-center, and even older Carthaginian and Roman ruins and artifacts. At low tide, fish, crustaceans and other marine life can become trapped in tidal pools (foreground). Photo taken on August 22, 2012.

Photo details: Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S4000; Focal Length: 4.3mm; Aperture: f/8.0; Exposure Time: 0.012 s (1/85); ISO equiv: 64; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows.