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Saúl Santos

Saúl Santos is a very well-known travel photographer, specialising in nature and landscape photography from La Palma, who works all over the world. His photos have graced the covers of countless magazines, journals and books, as well as postcards, posters and calendars, and are exhibited in the most diverse regions of our planet. His work has already won several awards and prizes.
The natural spectacle of the volcano that erupted on Cumbre Vieja on 21 September 2021 is fascinating – but only from a distance. Unfortunately, it brought a lot of suffering to the inhabitants of the area near the fire mountain. Photos: Saúl Santos
Photos: Alex Díaz, Saúl Santos
Production, exhibition and sale of silk at Taller Las Hilanderas. Looms, spindles and insights into the extraction of raw materials from the cocoons of silkworms can be seen here. Silk production has existed on La Palma since the 16th century, and the elaborate craft is an important part of El Paso's cultural and historical heritage. Photo: Saúl Santos
The volcano route on the GR 131 is one of the best-known but most demanding hiking tours on La Palma – from the Refugio del Pilar it goes over the volcanic chain "Cumbre Vieja" to the village "Los Canarios" in Fuencaliente. On the ridge you can look over both sides of the island and also see the neighbouring islands of Tenerife and La Gomera to the east and El Hierro to the west. Photo: Saúl Santos
"Benehauno" was the prehispanic name for the mountain Pico Bejenao, which you can see from the museum. In the exhibition rooms, archaeological finds and display boards show how the indigenous people of La Palma lived. Approximately 100 rock engravings of the Benehoaritas can be found in the vicinity of the museum. Photo: Saúl Santos
The Pico Bejenao peak is the only solitary mountain peak on the island of La Palma. It is located in the middle of the national park, but is not part of the highlands at the edge of the Caldera de Taburiente or any other volcanic chain. It is 1,854 metres high and offers fantastic views. Photo: Saúl Santos
At about 1450 metres, the trade wind clouds coming from the east "flow" over the ridge. Photo: Saúl Santos
rumex bucephalophorus In spring, between March and April, the knotweed with its bright red stems, leaves and flowers covers the black lava field Llano del Jable near El Paso like a carpet. Photo: Saúl Santos