The canary islands (Tenerife)

The canary islands are a Spanish archipelago located in the atlantic ocean near to the northwest coast of Africa. The archipelago is composed mainly of 7 islands; of Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro

The canary islands are a Spanish archipelago located in the atlantic ocean near to the northwest coast of Africa. The archipelago is composed mainly of 7 islands; of Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro

Tenerife is the largest island. There is an important climate contrast between the north and south. The northwestern receive the major precipitation, explaining the high humidity and the luxurious vegetation. In contrast the southeastern has a “desert” climate due to the winds coming from Sahara. But to summarize the temperature are very constant during the year, that’s the reason why Tenerife is called „Island of Eternal Spring“.

The Teide national park dominated by the Mont Teide, volcano of 3718 meters is the main attraction for naturalists.

The fauna of the island has many endemic invertebrates and unique reptile, bird and mammal species.

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Lizards of Tenerife

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Gallotia galloti eisentrauti (Puerto de la Cruz)

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Gallotia galloti eisentrauti  mating with typical bite of the male. (puerto de la Cruz)

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 Gallotia galloti galloti (Teide national park)

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Gallotia galloti galloti (Teide national park)

 

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