The Azores is a Portuguese archipelago of nine volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Europe lies to the west (about 1,500km from Lisbon) and North America lies to the east (about 4,000 km to New York).

Perfect for photographers, hikers and general lovers of the great outdoors, the Azores offer a number of activities and highlights that seems out of proportion with the size and tranquillity of these picturesque islands.

During my visit in 2014, I spent time on two of the islands - Sao Miguel and Faial.
Sao Miguel, AzoresLagoa do Fogo, Sao Miguel, AzoresCrater Plateau, Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel, AzoresFull moon rising, Pico Mountain (taken from Faial, Azores)Lagoa do Fogo, Sao Miguel, AzoresMiradouro do Lombo dos Milhos, Furnas, Sao Miguel, AzoresSete Cidades Crater Lakes, Sao Miguel, AzoresSalto do Cavalo, Sao Miguel, AzoresSete Cidades Crater Lakes (Lagoa Verde & Lagoa Azul), Sao MiguelSunset at Mosteiros Beach, Sao Miguel, AzoresHorta Marina, Faial, AzoresSunset at Mosteiros Beach, Sao Miguel, AzoresSunset, Pico Mountain (taken from Faial, Azores)Horta, Faial, AzoresTerra Nostra Park, Furnas, Sao Miguel, AzoresSunset at Sao Roque, Sao Miguel, AzoresSete Cidades Crater Lakes (Lagoa Verde & Lagoa Azul), Sao Miguel