Caldera de Taburiente National Park, Spain

March 08, 2021


Photographer: Ana García Suárez
Summary Authors: Ana García Suárez; Stu Witmer

Seen above are the rugged snow-covered peaks and the valleys of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park in the Canary Islands of Spain. La Palma island is composed of two large volcanic centers. The older northern center is cut by the massive steep-walled Caldera Taburiente. About 560,000 years ago, this ridge was partially destroyed by a huge lateral collapse which formed the rugged landscape we see today. Photo taken at sunset on January 10, 2021.