La Palma Volcano: aftermath

The impressive eruption of volcano Cumbre Vieja hit the island of La Palma at the end of 2021. For 3 months the lava river destroyed over 3000 buildings, 90 kilometers of roads and endless hectares of banana plantations, leaving more than 2000 people homeless.

The landscape changed completely by a 15-meters layer of lava rock, and by thousands of tons of volcanic ash, that covers the land with a grey blanket. The houses that survived are often cut off from the rest of the island, leaving them isolated in a black smoking desert. 

A breathtaking and terrible show of strength of Mother Nature.