Textures in Tenerife

I’m in Tenerife and fascinated by the variety of flora here. The Canary Islands sit quite isolated in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa and have the fourth greatest variety of endemic flora in the world! The volcanic soil, jutting topography and resulting micro-climates mean that different types of plants have adapted and thrived in different areas of the island. 

 The north of the island is luscious, warm and wet whereas the south is arid and lunar. Here’s a collection of some plants that I found foraging on mountain trails – from juicy succulents to vibrant fanning palm leaves, there were so many textures brought to life by the winter sun.