Peñitas Dam

PENTAX K-5 II s, 35.0 mm, f/11.0, 1/400 sec, ISO 160 | smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4 AL | CC-BY-NC-ND-4.0

During the past centuries there were numerous attempts to make Fuerteventura greener again - one of them was the Peñitas Dam. Unfortunately the erosion of the surrounding mountains is too strong, pushing a lot of soil into the dam, making the water completely disappear in the mud. It still contains a lot of water though, given how happy the trees are in the valley - trees, which are already rare at Fuerteventura.

(Also: a small praise for my Pentax camera, for producing an image like this, ouf of the machine without post-processing or filters.)

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coordinates: 28.381, -14.097