Clouds and Fog in Caldera de Taburiente

April 10, 2014


Photographer: Miguel Claro
Summary Authors: Miguel Claro; Jim Foster
The photo above shows a layer of fog in and about Caldera de Taburiente near LaPalma, the Canary Islands of Spain. I captured the shot from an altitude of 7,220 ft (2,200 m) above sea level. This very large volcanic crater is approximately 6 mi (10 km) across. However, the fog isn't at all related to geothermal activity; rather it's simply a stratus cloud deck that pushed into the island's elevated terrain. A cloud at the surface, even if the surface is a mountain slope, is defined as fog. In the background rise the Roque de Los Muchachos, silhouetted against the golden glow of sunset. Photo taken on September 26, 2013, at 8:11 p.m.
Photo Details: Canon 60Da camera; ISO 250; 24 mm lens at f/4; 1/250 sec. exposure.