Desert landscape of the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park near El Campillo, Almeria, Andalusia, Southern Spain, including the European fan palm (Chamaerops humilis), the only palm species native to continental Europe and the Agave (Pita) Americana. There are over 1000 plant species in the park, some of which are endemic to this area. The park includes the Sierra del Cabo de Gata mountain range, volcanic rock landscapes, islands, coastline and coral reefs and has the only warm desert climate in Europe. The park was listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1997 and a Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean Importance in 2001. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Desert landscape of the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park near El Campillo, Almeria, Andalusia, Southern Spain, including the European fan palm (Chamaerops humilis), the only palm species native to continental Europe and the Agave (Pita) Americana. There are over 1000 plant species in the park, some of which are endemic to this area. The park includes the Sierra del Cabo de Gata mountain range, volcanic rock landscapes, islands, coastline and coral reefs and has the only warm desert climate in...
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