2019 May 25
Planet of the Tajinastes
Image Credit & Copyright:
(El Cielo de Canarias)
What bizarre planet are these alien creatures from?
It's only planet Earth,
The planet's home galaxy the Milky Way stretches across a dark sky
in the panoramic, fisheye all-sky projection composed with a wide lens.
But the imposing forms gazing skyward probably look strange to many
denizens of Earth.
Found on the Canary Island of Tenerife in the
Teide National Park, they are
flowering plants that grow to a height of up to 3 meters.
Among the rocks of the
volcanic terrain, tajinastes bloom in
spring and early summer and then die after a week or so as their
A species known as
wildpretii, the terrestrial life forms were
individually lit by flashlight during the wide-angle