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International Year of Forests

(January 1st, 2011 - December 31st, 2013)

Antonio Victor Garcia-Serrano, PhD

Dunes and Pine Tree Mediterranean Forest

Antonio Victor Garcia-Serrano, PhD

Palm Tree Forests of Elche: Hort de Villa Carmen

Elche (Alicante), Spain

March 29, 2011, 09:04 CET

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© 2011 Antonio Victor Garcia-Serrano, PhD, All Rights Reserved.

The millenary palm tree forest of Elche, a.k.a. Palmeral of Elche, was recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site on the 30th of November 2000 (Criteria: (ii) (v) Ref: 930).

This world heritage oasis has not been much documented in 360º. This is my first attempt dedicated to El Palmeral for the special WWP UNESCO's International Year of Forest Series.

Palm trees in Elche are scattered everywhere. You can find them grouped in the wild and also in gardens or groves. This pano was captured at El Hort de Villa Carmen and shows a traditional palm grove in the middle of the city.

If you look for the spot, and just a few yards away from the city, you may get yourself in the middle of the palm tree forest.

Europe / Spain

Lat: 38° 16' 0.39" N
Long: 1° 42' 18.32" W

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Canon 5D - Canon 15mm fe - f.9 at 1/100 +-2, ISO 125, RAW
Nodalninja lens ring + Manfrotto tripod (about 1m)

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