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One of the places I would highly recommend you see when visiting Malta is so called: Blue Grotto.

When I saw the description: "This natural picturesque grotto and its neighbouring system of caverns mirrors the brilliant phosphorescent colours of the underwater flora" - I decided I must see it! The Blue Grotto is located near "Wied iz-Zurrieq" south of the town of Zurrieq. A number of caves, including the Blue Grotto, which is the biggest one, can be reached by boat from Wied iz-Zurrieq. I didn't get a chance to get on the boat, so I only have shots from the top of the hill.
You can't see it on this photo, but from Wied iz-Zurrieq you can also see the small island of Filfa. Filfla is uninhabited except for a unique species of lizards that live there. When Malta was a British colony, the island of Filfla was used for target practice by the British Armed Forces. The island is now protected under Maltese law. The scenery around this area of the island is breathtaking. The cliffs rise out of the blue Mediterranean and the froth of the waves as they hit the rock face can make for some excellent shots.

It has been quite difficult to take this photo, as I got to be there midday, so the sun was really stong (see top right corner). I tried to position my camera in a way to avoid the strong light of the sun. Also this is as much as I could capture with the 10mm lens... I have captured a small boat on this shot (take a carefull look) to show you the proportions - the Grotto is indeed very high and impressive.

Again, I would highly recomment this place to anyone visiting Malta. And if you could, take the boat to sail into the grotto - I can only imagine how impressive it is inside.

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