The lighthouse at Cabo de Gata sits on the Southern tip of the cape atop a rock overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in the Province of Almeria in Andalusia, Spain to aid water vessels in their journeys. Before arriving at the lighthouse, the road climbs quite steeply and then levels out where you will find the carpark and an assortment of buildings.Stories have been told that sailors believed mermaids used to reside on this point so they named it the Reef of the Mermaids, but in reality they were just the calls of monk seals. An abundance of flora and fauna resides under the surface of the sea near the lighthouse bringing many scuba divers and snorkellers to the area.Around this point where the lighthouse is located, always keep your eyes peeled for a variety of birds species such as ospreys, peregrines, kestrels, eagles, razorbills, shags, cormorants, gannets and gulls. Many of these birds like to soar above the rocky cliffs looking for a good meal before heading back to their nests.The coastline of Cabo de Gata in Andalusia, Spain is very picturesque and on clear days you can see for miles across the horizon, sometimes as far as North Africa. Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata is an incredible place to see while visiting Andalusia, Spain. The coastal scenery is breathtaking and there are areas where some of Europe's most original geological features are seen.Lighthouse at Cabo de Gata (Cape), Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata, Costa de Almeria, Province of Almeria, Andalusia (Andalucia), Spain, Europe.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/4.5, exposure time of 1/50 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 42mm.
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