18 January 2012

Ilhéu da Cal at dusk

Ilhéu da Cal is a small islet SW of Porto Santo island and distant about 400 meters from the later. For many years this islet was the heart of a calcium oxide mining industry that no longer exists and is now a nature reserve, hiding within rare flora and fauna. The inaccessibility of the island protects the delicate ecosystem and visits are only allowed with a special permit.
Nikon D40X with Nikkor 18-55mm kit lens
Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter
Manfrotto tripod and ball head