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Snail, El Torcal de Antequera | by uempe (only sporadically here)
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Snail, El Torcal de Antequera

El Torcal de Antequera, Province of Málaga, Andalusia, Spain.


Doesn't this one look like a snail?


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El Torcal de Antequera is a nature reserve in the Sierra del Torcal mountain range located south of the city of Antequera, in the province of Málaga off the A45 road in Andalusia, Spain. It is known for its unusual landforms, and is one of the most impressive karst landscapes in Europe. The area was designated a Natural Site of National Interest in July 1929, and a Natural Park Reserve of about 17 square kilometres was created in October 1978.


El Torcal supports an impressive array of wildflowers including lilies, nazarenes, red peonies, wild rose trees and thirty varieties of orchid. The many species of reptiles include the Montpelier Snake and Eyed Lizard, both endemic to El Torcal. Other life includes the Griffon vulture, the Andalusian mountain goat, and nocturnal mammals such as badger, weasel and rodents.

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Andalusia holiday April 2012

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Taken on April 9, 2012