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Highest in the Atlantic Ocean

By: Juan Carlos Casado

 

Region: Europe

Site: Tenerife - Spain

 

Moonlight on the gusty summit of Mount Teide. A lava flow formation, the Pico del Teide, a 500,000 years old volcano is a World Heritage Site in Tenerife Island of Spain. At 3718m above sea level, and approximately 7500 m above the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, Teide is the highest point in the Atlantic Ocean. As noted by the photographer "I made the image with a telephoto lens from Teide Observatory (IAC). It is amazing how many stars are captured despite the fact that exposure was only five seconds, which confirms that the quality of the skies at the Canary Islands". Juan Carlos Casado/Starryearth.com.

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