Island of Wolves (Canary Islands)
by Antonio Jordán, University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain
Island of Wolves (Isla de Lobos, in Spanish) is a volcanic island located about 2 kilometres north of the island of Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain). The island is between 6,000 and 8,000 years old, and the highest point is the Caldera Volcano (127 masl). Its name comes from the sea wolves, seals , also called monk seals, that inhabited the island in the past.
Low rainfall contributes to an arid landscape and limited soil development.
Taken on 20
Submitted on 26 June 2014
Credit: Antonio Jordán (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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