The island of the blessed

Last Year I visited La Palma for one week.
La Palma is known as La Isla Bonita because of it’s incredible landscapes, imposing volcanoes, deep forests, welcoming beaches and star-filled night skies.
La Palma’s geography is a result of the volcanic formation of the island. The highest peaks reach over 2,400 m (7,874 ft) above sea level, and the base of the island is located almost 4,000 m (13,123 ft) below sea level. The northern part of La Palma is dominated by the Caldera de Taburiente, with a width of 9 km (6 mi) and a depth of 1,500 m (4,921 ft). It is surrounded by a ring of mountains ranging from 1,600 m (5,249 ft) to 2,400 m (7,874 ft) in height. On its northern side is the exposed remains of the original seamount. Only the deep Barranco de las Angustias (“Ravine of Anxiety”) ravine leads into the inner area of the caldera, which is a national park. It can be reached only by hiking. The outer slopes are cut by numerous gorges which run from 2,000 m (6,562 ft) down to the sea. Today, only few of these carry water due to the many water tunnels that have been cut into the islands structure.


About the Author

My name is Chantal Lichtenberg and I live in Germany (Koblenz). Photography is my passion since 2012. I love photography! Most of all, the landscape photography. For me it is the most beautiful hobby in the world! You be close to the nature, discovering new places, waiting for the right time until the light is right, wander many kilometers for one shot, to get up in the morning before sunrise to greet the day, every sunrise and sunset is different and has his own charm. I also like the adrenalin that you feel when standing in the wild Atlantic, hoping the camera survives. And then the moment comes and you look at your pictures and think, yes, it is all worthwhile! Thank God for such a wonderful world!