Life blooms in the ashes on the slopes of La Geria, in the Canary Islands. Human ingenuity has triumphed in the face of destruction visited on the land after the massive eruption of the Timanfaya volcano in 1730. Forced after the eruption to abandon their staple crop of cereals, farmers focused their endeavors on grapes. Grapevines are seeded in small craters that are dug into the soil and capped with half-moon stone barriers on the wind-facing edges, which protect the plants from gusts blowing in from the Atlantic. The black soil absorbs and retains the heat of the sun, providing the vines with nourishing warmth. The local white wine of this region is known as Malvasía Volcánica. Uga, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain.