Kike Navarro – La Palma in pictures

La Palma Travel presents a photograph by La Palma starlight guide Kike Navarro every 14 days.

365 revolutions of the earth

Kike narrates the course of the year on the Canary Island of La Palma in the fortnightly photo series.

The Starlight Guide is the perfect partner for stargazing with a telescope, introduction to astronomy, courses or photo workshops in Spanish and English.

Those who go stargazing with him will experience constellations, planets and the vastness of the Milky Way at selected places on the isla bonita.

You can also book him for guided tours of the International Observatory of the Canary Islands on Roque de Los Muchachos.

Kike Navarro / navarro@athos.org / +34 679 24 16 10


La Palma in pictures

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When the devil dances ...—  Once a year, the devil does his mischief on the island of La Palma.For many, it is the highlight of the festival in honour of the patron saint of Tijarafe, the Virgen de Candelaria. Kike Navarro has captured the hot atmosphere […] Read more…

Kike Navarro – La Palma in pictures • 30

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Light and shadow—  This photo by Kike Navarro was taken in an area of the port of Tazacorte.The curious structure of the huge breakwater is the result of an artistic design of the protective colossus. The buttress arches provide the play of light and shad […] Read more…

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Dreamlike sunset— The colour spectacle of a sunset by the sea is one of the events we all enjoy.In this case, astrophotographer and landscape photographer Kike Navarro visited one of the more remote places on La Palma for this purpose: the Fajana de Franceses in t […] Read more…

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Grajas: chatting among alpine crows— This week Kike Navarro captured for us two grajas that seem to be having an interesting conversation. Perhaps they are talking about why their subspecies of chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax barbarus) is only found on La Palma, […] Read more…

Kike Navarro – La Palma in pictures • 26

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Canarian wrestling— Kike Navarro captured a moment of "lucha canaria" for us.It was during a demonstration of this sport, typical of the archipelago, at the Fiesta del San Antonio del Monte in Garafía last week.Shoulder to shoulder, each with their left hand on […] Read more…

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Windmill under the Milky Way— Kike Navarro gives us an impressive view of the gofio mill of El Calvario near Santo Domingo.For decades, it was essential for grinding roasted grain into gofio, one of the most important staple foods of the Canary Islands' indigenous […] Read more…

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Harmony between sky and earth— For this picture, astrophotographer and landscape photographer Kike Navarro took a lot of creative freedom. The pink viper's buglosses, up to three metres high, are for Kike, and not only for him, one of the most impressive landmark […] Read more…

Kike Navarro – La Palma in pictures • 23

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La Palma looks to the sky— This week Kike Navarro takes us to the 2,426 m high Roque de los Muchachos. One of the most important astronomical observatories in the world is located there. The Grantecan is the largest optical infrared telescope in the world. The MA […] Read more…

Kike Navarro – La Palma in pictures • 22

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The waterfall in the laurel grove— This week Kike Navarro shows us one of the most characteristic places on La Palma. The waterfall of Los Tilos is located in the municipality of San Andrés y Sauces. The north-east trade wind often causes clouds there in the mou […] Read more…

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Microworld— Today, Kike Navarro sharpens our eyes for the hidden beauty of the "Emerald Isle". We are used to seeing the world in our size and rarely stop to observe these small corners full of life. La Palma is very diverse in landscape and thus rich in microcl […] Read more…

Kike Navarro – La Palma in pictures • 20

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Glass art of a special kind— A few days ago, Kike Navarro was lucky enough to spend a Sunday morning with Dominic Kessler-Kaspar and Wladyslaw Gozdz.The two master glassblowers run their studio Artefuego in Argual. It is located in the pretty Plaza de Sotomayor, w […] Read more…

Kike Navarro – La Palma in pictures • 19

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The volcano and the universe— The nights on La Palma are darker and clearer again.The volcanic eruption at Cumbre Vieja was declared over on 25.12.2021 and yet the process of cooling and degassing is still active. The vents show how hot the inside of the volcano a […] Read more…

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Blossoming vineyards— Kike Navarro's opinion that La Palma is an island of contrasts is shared by many island connoisseurs.His photo today reveals one of these contrasts in a very small space. It shows two vineyards with the same purpose but very different methods […] Read more…

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Almond blossom in starlight— With this night shot, Kike Navarro shows us one of the winter natural spectacles on La Palma.Between mid-January and mid-February, the almond trees enchant several municipalities on the island with their clouds of delicate pink blossom […] Read more…

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The mosquito hunter and the bird flower— Kike took this great picture in a small meadow in Llano Negro / Garafía. On La Palma, winter is actually more like spring. Thanks to the occasional rainfall, large parts of the island are covered with the fresh green of v […] Read more…

Kike Navarro – La Palma in pictures • 15

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The tides on La Palma— Today Kike Navarro takes us to the east side of the Isla Bonita with his photo. The picture was taken at sunset in Los Cancajos. It shows one of the small bays further north of the main beaches. The tides are also noticeable in the Atlanti […] Read more…

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The poinsettia – a symbol of Christmas and joy— The time from Christmas until the Three Kings is similar to the German pre-Christmas period in Spain and on the Canary Islands. Thus, on La Palma Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar bring the presents on 6 January. It' […] Read more…

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Winter Solstice on La Palma— The winter solstice is approaching. It will be on 21.12.2021. In the northern hemisphere, this means the shortest day and longest night of the year. Although this is also the beginning of the astronomical or calendar winter, the retur […] Read more…

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Living with the volcano— Kike Navarro's photo today reminds us that life goes on and you just have to adapt to an extraordinary normality. Although the volcano sometimes shows weaker phases, it behaves like an uninvited guest at the party who doesn't want to leav […] Read more…

Kike Navarro – La Palma in pictures • 11

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Santa Cruz by night— With his photo, Kike Navarro shows us the magic of the capital at night.A stroll through the cobbled streets of Santa Cruz is a pleasure at any time of day. If we wait until sunset, we can enjoy the contrast between the dark blue sky and the […] Read more…

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Chestnut season on La Palma— With his photo, Kike Navarro reminds us today of two important festivals in November. One is the Day of the Dead (1.11.) and the other is St. Martin's Day (11.11.). Both have a family and festive character that is unthinkable without […] Read more…

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The wine press in the course of sidereal time— When thinking about the grape harvest, this image came to astrophotographer and landscape photographer Kike Navarro's mind. Wine has been grown on La Palma since the beginning of the 16th century. While the phylloxer […] Read more…

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The miracle of life and survival on the volcanic island— Today Kike Navarro shows us an example of evolutionary adaptation to life in a volcanic environment. This Canary Island pine fell victim to the Garafía forest fire in August 2020. More than 500 ha of fores […] Read more…

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The volcano of Cumbre Vieja— Since 19.09.2021, a volcano on the otherwise quiet Isla Bonita has been spewing smoke, ash and lava.It has erupted on the west side in the Cumbre Vieja Nature Park and several lava flows are rolling through parts of the communities of […] Read more…

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Green Labyrinth – Mountain Road near Puntagorda— Today Kike Navarro shows us La Palma from an unusual perspective.In this case, a drone lifts us into the sky. Everyone who has ever been on the island knows that it has many curves. The reason is the ratio of the […] Read more…

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Close to the stars at Los Andenes — La Palma's night sky is spectacular. Even people who were born on the island and have seen it thousands of times still marvel at it every night. So does this good friend of astrophotographer Kike Navarro. The two were walking […] Read more…

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In the enchanted forest of Garafía — Kike doesn't just photograph the night sky. He took this photo one morning after one of the rare summer rain showers. As the clouds and mist broke away with the sun, they created beautiful contrasts of light and colour. […] Read more…

Kike Navarro – La Palma in pictures • 03

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Salt pans in the glow of the Milky Way— By day, the nature reserve at the southern tip of La Palma with its volcanic landscape, the two lighthouses, the marine museum and the themed restaurant "El Jardín de la Sal" is a popular excursion destination for locals an […] Read more…

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Los Guirres - Dark Lava Beach — Summer is here, the holidays have begun and on La Palma, too, locals and visitors appreciate the proximity to the sea.There are no kilometres of bright beaches on the Beautiful Island, but the black lava sand sparkles with finely g […] Read more…

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Midsummer on the Beautiful Island — The summer solstice gives us the longest day of the year and at the same time the shortest night. It always takes place in the northern hemisphere on a day between 20 – 22 of June. It is followed by three days when the sun ri […] Read more…