Aerial 360 degree panoramas take in Lanzarote during our trip there from March to May 2023.  All shot with the DJI Mini 2.
Initial image shown is the full 360 degree panorama, click on that for the interactive version.
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 7/4/23 - Playa Blanca
A couple of panoramas taking in the 'downtown' area of Playa Blanca.  Really in the way of a test flight to check that everything was OK with the drone after coming out to Lanzarote as hold baggage (without batteries!). it was a bit of an overcast day with not great visibility.
8/4/23 - Playa Blanca
Some more Playa Blanca panoramas, this time to the east of the town centre.
8/4/23 - Costa Teguise
This isn't a 360 degree panorama, I did try to shoot one but in the end just couldn't get the large area of sea in the shot to stitch properly.  Instead it's around 180 degrees.
12/4/23 - Playa Blanca
Final selection of Playa Blanca panoramas, this time starting west of the town centre in the Atlantis Gardens area and working westwards towards the lighthouse.
Starting with another linear panorama shot from over the sea.
13/4/23 - Near Teguise
Flying the drone away from Playa Blanca for the first time.  The plan was to fly from the rim of the Guanapay volcano in Teguise, but it was much too windy up there so all pictures were from ground level.  We continued our trip and I shot these in the valley just to the north of Teguise, by the ruins of the St Jose hermitage.
16/4/23 - Papagayo
An early morning trip out to photograph the beaches of Papagayo from the air.  Despite either having to walk/cycle some distance along the tracks, or drive a few kilometres along an unsurfaced and very dusty road, the beaches get very popular during the day and it's easy to see why.  Two of them have cafe's just above the beach and are the most popular.  The most central of the beaches has no car park adjacent and tends to be the quietest.
The marina at Puerto Calero was constructed in 1968 and since then a little town has grown up around it.  At the marina there is a good selection of restaurants and shops available and we quite often go there for lunch.  I took the drone on this trip to get some aerial shots, I would have like to get out to sea with it but it was just a bit too breezy!
A late afternoon visit to the Salinas Janubio, a huge salt works on the west coast.  Although much of it is now disused and has become a nature reserve, there are still two areas where salt is produced using traditional methods.  There is a small shop there and they organise regular tours.
One of the walks we like to do from Playa Blanca is north along the west coast to 'the hotel that never was'.  Construction of the Hotel Atlantico del Sol was started in the 1970s but it was never completed.  There are various stories as to why, the investors thought that the site was by the Papagayo beaches and not out in the Rubicon desert on a very rocky coastline, it never actually had planning permission, or that the whole project was a scam from the first.  Anyway, the result is a large ruin on the coast, apparently too expensive to even demolish.  We start our walk from the Faro Park area of Playa Blanca and most of it is on unsurfaced tracks - sensible footwear is highly recommended!
On this day we did a trip to the north of Lanzarote, ending up at the amazing lagoons of Charca de la Novia, but via stops at the Guanapay volcano with its Castillo de Santa Barbara and Arrieta for lunch.
We like to stop here for lunch quite often as there are some great seafood restaurants in the village and also the famous 'Blue House'.  For some reason I seemed to have forgotten to shoot a linear panorama from over the sea, so I've included four single shots to show the house and village.
Caleta del Mojon Blanco and Charca de la Novia
We've been visiting Lanzarote for many years now, and the extended length trips we've been doing since I retired have enabled us to explore new areas.  A few years back we discovered the extensive network of unsurfaced roads on the west coast, in the general area of Mancha Blanca.  On this day we explored a couple of new ones and some we had been on before, ending up in La Santa, where we had lunch.  After that we continued north towards Famara, travelling through the large sandy desert between Soo and Famara.
A trip out in the afternoon specifically to take some aerial pictures in a couple of locations to the south of Yaiza.  The first was around the village of La Degollada, which is located high in the hills on a valley that climbs up from Yaiza.
After the La Degollada pictures, I headed over to the other side of the valley south of Yaiza, where an unsurfaced road climbs up a ridge that overlooks the camel farms of Uga, before continuing on and dropping down into the Valle de Femes.  The road proved too rough for the hire car at one point, so I parked up and walked to the top.
On this day we did a favourite walk of ours, that we try to do on each visit.  Starting from the edges of La Asomada and walking up to and around the rim of the Montana Tinasoria volcano crater.  It's not a particularly long walk but quite an ascent up to the rim summit.  Unfortunately on this day the visibility wasn't perfect, on a better day the views are fantastic, both over the island of Lanzarote and down to Fuerterventura, to the south.  It borders on the La Geria wine producing area so lots of vines being cultivated.
At the eastern end of the Valley de Femes is the tiny village of Las Casitas, at around 1,000 ft above sea level.  Beyond the village the road drops down steeply to the 'Camel Roundabout' on the main LZ-2 Arricife to Playa Blanca road.
After taking the shots at Las Casitas, we were heading back to Playa Blanca but had a stop at Maciot, at the bottom of the steep and twisting road down towards Playa Blanca from the village of Femes.  The volcanic mountain that rises to 2,000 ft above sea level is named Atalaya de Femes, the 'Watchtower of Femes'.
These two panoramas were shot at the main wine producing area of Lanzarote, La Geria, although grapes are also grown in many other areas.  The vines grow on crushed volcanic lava, traditionally in circular hollows in the ground, protected from the prevailing wind by semi-circular stone walls.  The grip captures dew overnight to water the vines.
After the flight at La Geria, I continued north for another flight in a rather wild volcanic area, with lava fields extinct volcano cones.
1/5/23 & 2/5/23
Las Nieves and Famara - although taken on a different day and location, I've put these pictures together as they show a similar area but from very different perspectives.  Las Nieves is at the top of the Famara Cliffs and only just under 2,000 ft above sea level with amazing views down to Famara Beach below.  The third picture was taken flying form the back of the beach at sea level and shows the cliffs rising dramatically behind it.
 Unless otherwise credited all pictures on this website are  © Jon Wornham