Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Everyday Life Around The World: Fire

Taal Lake and Volcano @ mirandablue
No actual fire in this photo, but this volcano is one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines, and part of the Pacific ring of fire.  About 50 kilometers south of Manila, Taal Volcano is an island in Lake Taal, situated within a caldera formed by an earlier, very powerful eruption. The last major eruption was in 1977 but alert status level was raised to 2 in June this year which indicates the volcano is undergoing magmatic intrusion which could eventually lead to an eruption.  As the crater lake temperature increased, with hot ground and steam emissions, the area was declared off-limits to the public and high-risk area for residents.


This photo was taken from the Tagaytay ridge along the highway.


Posted for Everyday Life ATW

4 comments:

chubskulit said...

I've only seen it once. Gorgeous.

My Ruby Tuesday

SandyCarlson said...

Amazing! Beautiful. And the power....the potential. Also amazing.

Lara said...

indeed, I thought the same like Sandy. one can only imagine the power...

Photo Cache said...

I've never seen a photo of Taal Volcano that I didn't like. That volcano is simply photogenic.