Frizztext’s A to Z Challenge: J is for Jameos del Agua

I’m late posting for Frizztext’s A to Z Challenge this week.

I usually start these posts by suggesting which places that I have visited in my travels could be covered, starting with whatever this week’s letter is……but this week I can think of only one!

J is for Jameos Del Agua, which is located in the north of Lanzarote. It is part of a cave system in the island’s volcanic rock (the Atlantida volcanic cave system) formed by the eruptions of a volcano about three to four thousand years ago.

Inside the cave, which has a collapsed roof, is a salt water lake (Jameo Chico). This lake contains a species of tiny blind albino crab that is unique to this place. I found the cave with its lake to be very photogenic, and spent some time trying to get images that gave me a sense of this cave, but alas failed to capture images of the minute crabs!

More information here

Inside Jameos del Agua with the sunlight streaming through the collapsed roof

Inside Jameos del Agua with the sunlight streaming through the collapsed roof

Looking up and looking down!

Looking up and looking down!

Hop over to Frizz to see some more J posts here


  1. Aw, beautiful reflections 🙂

  2. I guess the man made steps are a necessary evil to prevent damage from traffic. Nice shots with the light surrounded by darkness.

    • The cave was developed into a tourist attraction from an idea by César Manrique, so the steps are to allow easy access… Glad you like the shots!

  3. I think I have been to a Jackson in the US and also Johannesburg in SA, but there aren’t a lot of towns beginning with J unless you visit China! I’m not a huge fan of caves so thank you for sharing these lovely images. And as Simone says, great reflections!

  4. I really like that top image Sue – it would be ideally suited to tilt-shift (or have you done that already?)

  5. hey Susan: “J” is for JUDD!

  6. oh wow! looks enchanting! a hidden paradise!

  7. I thought this place was really beautiful and not cave like at all, really, Sue. It’s quite a lot of years since we were there but that blue lagoon is a vivid memory still. 🙂

  8. Wonderful images. You really got the lighting right and the reflections are perfect, Sue. Lovely all the way around.

  9. That first is a fantastic shot Sue!! Love everything about it!

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