El Teide Volcano, Canary Islands, Spain


Alexandra Bruce

September 7, 2014

This time-lapse footage was filmed by professional photographer, Terje Sorgjerd over the course of 7 days atop and around El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain, which is actually a volcano on the Island of Tenerife in the Canary Island Chain.

El Teide is also the highest point above sea level in the Atlantic Ocean and is renowned as one of the best places in the world to photograph stars. I have to say, having seen a LOT of this stuff, this is the best footage of the Milky Way, and some of the most interesting tidal cloud phenomena taken from the ground that I’ve seen.

I’d like to hope that the appearance of so much pristine and unique nature, still to be enjoyed on the Canary Islands’ most populous island and biggest tourist destination is not an illusion.

Make sure your sound is on, and activate full-screen HD for the full experience.

via Earth A Man Filmed the Heavens for 7 Days What He Saw Fills Us with Joy.