This shot was taken in Teide National Park within the volcanic caldera atop the island of Tenerife. I wandered for days in the midst of this alien and barren landscape under the scorching sun and almost breathable dry air. The sharp rocks and the high walls of volcanic material characterize the particular rock formations of this truly particular landscape.
This parched and almost desolate atmosphere transforms at night, making this place a real playground for astro photographers. The sharp rocks, the dry branches, the few flowers and the leathery shrubs become captivating foregrounds for the show that stands out in the sky, the Milky Way and all the multitude of stars that can be observed from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean above the island of Tenerife .
Within the image you can see a lone human figure wandering within this narrow valley surrounded by volcanic rock walls. Alone, he rolls his eyes turning his thoughts to the infinite universe.