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Fogo | Southern slopes near Achada Fuma


View from the vicinity of Achada Fuma up the S slopes of the island of Fogo to the Bordeira, forming the steep escarpment of a caldera on the back side. Also the partly eroded cinder cones in the centre of the scene clearly indicate the volcanic origin of the island. The lush green of the fields only persists for few months each year. After the short rainy season, colours quickly turn to yellowish and brownish in October or November, and remain so until the following August.

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on Thursday 8 September 2022 by Martin Mergili
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