Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Fuente de los Azulejos, Gran Canaria

On the road from Mogán to San Nicolas de Tolentino is an unusual yellow, turquoise and pink rock formation called Fuente de los Azulejos or "fountains of tiles".

The colours in the rock were produced by hydrothermal alteration of the pumice about 13 million years ago. A more detailed description of this process can be found here

Photographically, the light was perfect for capturing the colours in the rock and these were the results:

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