The Canary Islands were born in the depths of the ocean. Forged by fire and sculpted by winds and waves, this volcanic land offers landscapes of colossal force and almost unreal beauty. A legacy of lava and ash stamps the whole of the archipelago with a unique character. Yet, this reign of fire has been conquered by life: the islands have become a refuge to legendary marine giants, countless invertebrate fauna species, and a plenitude of resilient plants, many of which you won’t find anywhere else on earth. Time has shaped continents in miniature here. From summits to marine abysses, desert plains to rainy forests, dark cavities to lava fields – all hide surprising and unique creatures who have made their home in the shadows of volcanoes.