Blue Tajinaste

Breathing Spaces
Blue Tajinaste by Tony North

Image details - Blue Tajinaste

Photographer: Tony North (see profile)
Competition: Competition 16
Category: Breathing Spaces
Location: La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain


Echium thyrsiflorum (Syn. Echium gentianoides) is endemic to the mountains of La Palma island – from high up, there was a magnificent view of both the caldera below, and the stars above. The UNESCO La Palma Biosphere Reserve encompasses the entire island, with the Caldera de Taburiente containing mountains with a highest peak of 2,426 m – the Roque de los Muchachos.

To achieve this image, I combined two different exposures together; one of the sky and one of the foreground.

Threatened Plants Photographic Award
This photograph is also awarded the Threatened Plants Photographic Award – in association with BGCI.


Overall winner - International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 16