The Azores in Pictures: Sao Miguel

Sunset at Mosteiros Beach, Sao Miguel, AzoresSao Miguel is one of nine volcanic islands in The Azores, the Portuguese archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean.  And it’s a landscape photographer’s playground.

Now that I’m packed and ready for my next travel adventure – two months in Antarctica, Chile Patagonia and Argentina – the only thing left to do is reflect on one of my favourite trips this year: the Azores.

I spent two weeks in the Azores, enjoying whale watching near Faial Island and a self-drive photography exploration of the largest island in the group, Sao Miguel.  Although the island is small, it’s diverse scenery and ever-changing weather conditions created endless landscape photography opportunities.  These are my favourites.

Lagoa do Fogo, Sao Miguel, Azores

Lagoa do Fogo

Sunset at Sao Roque, Sao Miguel, Azores

Sao Roque – Sunset

Sete Cidades Crater Lakes (Lagoa Verde & Lagoa Azul), Sao Miguel, Azores

Sete Cidades Crater Lakes


Sao Miguel traffic jam

Sunset at Mosteiros Beach, Sao Miguel, Azores

Mosteiros Beach – Sunset

Sete Cidades Crater Lakes, Sao Miguel, Azores

Sete Cidades Crater Lakes

Sunrise at Sao Roque, Sao Miguel, Azores

Sao Roque – Sunrise

Salto do Cavalo, Sao Miguel, Azores

Salto do Cavalo

Miradouro do Lombo dos Milhos, Furnas, Sao Miguel, Azores

Miradouro do Lombo dos Milhos, Furnas

Sete Cidades Crater Lakes, Sao Miguel, Azores

Sete Cidades Crater Lakes

Lombadas, Sao Miguel, Azores


Crater Plateau, Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel, Azores

Crater Plateau, Sete Cidades

Caldeiras, Furnas, Sao Miguel, Azores

Caldeiras, Furnas

Terra Nostra Park, Furnas, Sao Miguel, Azores

Terra Nostra Park, Furnas


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Kellie is a traveller and photographer who is most at home when exploring the world beyond it. Through the intersection of her travel, writing and photography passions, she shares her experiences to inspire others to create there own. The desire to live life instead of existing through it has introduced Kellie to inspirational locations throughout seven continents and from this a passion for landscape and wildlife photography has evolved. She feels a particular connection to the polar regions and Africa. You can see more of her photography at


  1. Hi Kellie,

    Stunning photos! I am floored by the beauty of the Azores. Absolutely wonderful area, so entirely beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂


  2. Kellie, your photo’s are amazing! You really captured the Azores beauty.

  3. Wonderful scenery.Tthe Sao Roque sunrise and sunrise over Mosteiros Beach are quite surreal. I’ve heard of Azores but wasn’t sure where it was until I read your post. Love the traffice jam!. Great photo’s.

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