Montaña de Arena, Fuerteventura

Looking towards Montaña de la Blanca from the summit of Montaña de Arena.  The apparently converging 'anti-crepuscular rays' are formed by shadows being cast by clouds on the opposite side of the sky.

Looking towards Montaña de la Blanca from the summit of Montaña de Arena. The apparently converging ‘anti-crepuscular rays’ are formed by shadows being cast by clouds on the opposite side of the sky.

Date

3 April 2013
Location

La Oliva, Fuerteventura

28.633835°N, 13.929066°W

Information

Created 185,000 years ago, Montaña de Arena (422m) was declared a Natural Monument in 1994. The mountain is located 2.5km north of La Oliva in northern Fuerteventura, and its volcanic ‘bad lands’ plain, the Malpaís de la Arena, stretches some 6km from La Oliva northwards to Lajares. There are two conjoined craters at the top of the volcano’s pyroclastic cone, which stands 120m above the base of the mountain.

Montaña de Arena

Montaña de Arena

Montaña Quemada and Montaña Tindaya from Montaña de Arena

Montaña Quemada (left) and Montaña Tindaya (right) from Montaña de Arena

Looking over La Oliva town to Montaña de la Muda (right) from Montaña de Arena

Looking over La Oliva town to Montaña de la Muda (right) from Montaña de Arena

Montaña de Arena

Montaña de Arena

Montaña de Arena

Montaña de Arena

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