Tenerife Milky Way

By: Juan Carlos Casado


Region: Europe

Site: Tenerife - Spain

Date: May 2010

In this night-time view of Tenerife in the Canary Islands a red tajinaste is photographed under a spectacular scene of the Milky Way. Tajinastes are endemic plants of Canary Islands and the red ones only grow in Tenerife. Its habitat is high altitude and they can reach 3 meters tall living only a few months. They don't bloom very often and when they do (as in this picture) it only lasts for about two weeks. Juan Carlos Casado/

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