Friday, November 15, 2013

Ronda and her surroundings

The mountain chain that emerges from the deep waters separating Spain from Africa strikes north from Gibraltar rising to the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada (with the highest mountain in Spain) and then disappears under the Mediterranean only to emerge again as the Balearic Islands. The spectacular peaks and rugged landscape of this mountain chain is nowhere more dramatic than in the area known as the Serranía de Ronda. Here is a natural wonder, an area that attracts people from all over the world, many returning again and again. Our wildlife is almost as dramatic as the landscape, certainly as diverse, which also attracts nature lovers from far and wide.

Griffon Vultures line-up to watch us humans rush around all day!
I am currently looking through some photos taken during the first half of this month within my area La Serranía de Ronda, so I thought it would be good to combine my wildlife photos and scenery to give readers a more complete picture of the month in my mountains. As ever I hope you enjoy the fauna, flora and scenery.

Black Redstart continues to build in numbers for the winter
A Pictorial of Life in the Serranía.

Male Ibex

Young Ibex

Female Ibex

Southern Autumn Crocus

Llanos de Libar mid-elevation

Cork Oak Forest

Autumn Shadows are long in the Olive groves

UNESCO Biosphere park Sierra de las Nieves

The view across the Sierra de Grazalema from Ronda

Chiffchaff are an abundant winter visitor

Why not join Peter on one his Day Tours? See Links below.

Serranía de Ronda – My Mountains – for further information read HERE

Osuna – Steppe Country – for further information read HERE

Campillos - Mountains to Lagoons - for further information read HERE

Wildlife Guides you can trust - Leading you closer to nature


Mary Howell Cromer said...

It is all very beautiful there Peter. I hope that more people will join up and follow your blog. You do a really fine job with it!

Peter Jones said...

It really is a beautiful part of Europe Mary and thank you for your kind words. I also hope more people might join-up and follow my blog.