bottlenose dolphin

Above and Below the Surface

The Canary Islands are often described as the “Gal√°pagos of the Atlantic” because they host a large number of species often found only there. Aside from birds, which I detail in their own gallery, the archipelago is also famous for the abundance of marine life, especially marine mammals (around 30 species have been censused, which is an astounding number). The submarine canyon between Tenerife and La Gomera for example provides nutrients to supply the food chain from the bottom to the very top, so these waters are famous for being one of the few places in the world with a resident population of pilot whales (normally a nomadic species), and for being a feeding area for baleen whales along their migration route. Also tuna, spotted dolphins, sharks and sea turtles populate the area, making a whale watching trip an unforgettable experience. I collaborate with boat operators that are environmentally conscious and respect the animals above all, so contact me if you want to have the experience of a lifetime!