Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06162
The circular stone-lined rings in the foreground of this Lanzarote cinder cone are the product of an innovative agricultural technique to enable crop growth on this arid, wind-swept island. Low stone walls constructed around small craterform depressions provide shelter from strong winds, permitting the growth of grape vines and fig trees.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1977.
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