Puerto de las Nieves

10th June 2015
The visit to Puerto de las Nieves was prompted by a photo I saw in a tourist guide book. I was looking particularly for a dramatic coastal location for photography and the high cliffs from Nieves beach seemed to fit the bill.

At the time I was unaware that Nieves beach is the location of El Dedo de Dois or God's Finger - once a 100ft sea stack which lost its finger shaped top during the 2005 tropical storm delta. The remaining stack it far less prominent and whilst it is in my pictures I only recognised this once I had done my research at home. More information and pictures of the pre-2005 stack can be found here. I have circled what is left of the stack in one of my images below.

Whilst at Nieves I took quite a few images. Luckily there was bit a cloud around giving some variable light. As is often the case it was the first shot that best captured the conditions and drama of the cliffs:



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