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A landscape view in inner Gran Canaria: palms and mountains.

Ein Blick ins Innere Gran Canarias: Palmen und Berge.
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May 04 2006 13:49 GMT veryvera
what a lovely place ...nice shot ....^v^
May 04 2006 16:18 GMT uwp
In fact it's a little bit colder than it looks but it's a beautiful place anyway.
May 04 2006 19:15 GMT Danaya
i like this one
May 04 2006 21:09 GMT uwp
Thanx Danaya!
May 06 2006 09:07 GMT losp

I love the scene variety .. In Sabah, Malaysia we have oil palm trees (5-8 metres tall) and coconut palm (some 30 metres tall) .. Yours (coconut?) in the picture is what palm? .. Our hills and mountains (Mt Kinabalu + Kinabalu National Park, both in Kundasang district, is one world famous world heritage site) are forested or "jungled" .. In general, I think we are more cloudy (Sabah has equatorial/tropical climate .. 2 seasons only: wet and dry .. monsoon rainfall = some 140" a year or 353 cm .. from losp
May 06 2006 09:40 GMT uwp
No, losp, it's called a Palm Canaria and it has no eatable fruits whatsoever. I even don't know if it's growing naturally anymore, I'd say all of those palms I've seen are planted by humans. I may be wrong about that but normally the planting of them looks very symmetric and they will be used for making a view or scene better. You should save your jungle, I haven't seen a jungle in Europe, Africa or Northamerica, even our woods are not really natural anymore...:(
And: In Gran Canaria there's almost desert climate, very few rainfall.
May 06 2006 10:25 GMT losp

Thanks for your input. .. On your save-forest, save-orang-utan things, I attach 4 sites (on Sabah forest conservation and saving the monkeys and wildlife) for your further exploration, if interested. ..

1. World Heritage and Kinabalu Park http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=1012

2. A Luncheon Visit To Sabah's Sepilok Orang Utan Centre Meet the Jungle Man of Borneo http://www.magiccarpetjournals.com/sepilok_orangutans.htm

3. Sepilok Orang Utan Rehab Centre Gallery by Paul Middleton http://www.pbase.com/miggy/sabah

4. Tabin Wildlife Reserve and Danum Valley, Sabah, Malaysia by Paul Huang http://www.naturestops.com/gallery/list.php?exhibition=28