Tuesday, June 12, 2012

V/ABC Wednesday

Taal Volcano in Lake Taal
 V is for Volcano

Taal Volcano viewed from Tagaytay Ridge.  
Taal Volcano is a complex volcano located in Volcano Island in the middle of Lake Taal,  about 31 miles south of Manila.  Lake Taal, a freshwater lake, lies within the 25-30-kilometer caldera formed by very large explosions between 500,000 to 100,000 years ago.  Since the formation of the caldera, subsequent eruptions have created a volcanic island, within the caldera, known as the Volcano Island.  This island covers an area of about 9 square miles, and consists of cones and craters. Forty-seven different cones and craters have been identified on the island---one is Crater Lake, the world's largest lake on an island in a lake on an island, and it has its own small island, Vulcan Point.

Taal Volcano is one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines and part of the Pacific ring of fire.  Regular tours of the lake and Volcano Island are available to tourists.

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10 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful image!

Wanda said...

That is a stunning photo. Love the colors.

Linnea said...

I love volcanoes - as long as they are either extinct or stay dormant! Beautiful view from up there!

Roger Owen Green said...

I've been fascinated by volcanoes for a long time!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Carver said...

Great shot of the volcano and interesting post. Carver, ABC-Wed. Team

Hazel said...

Just 31 miles... why did it take us sooo long to get there then? must be the traffic.

photowannabe said...

Stunning shot of the volcano. It's the perfect choice for the letter V.

chubskulit said...

I miss Tagaytay and the view of Taal Volcano. This is a beautiful shot.

Eye View
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Black Jack's Carol said...

"largest lake on an island in a lake on an island, and it has its own small island, Vulcan Point"

I had to really think about those words. i am fascinated as well by volcanoes. Excellent post, and very nice photo.

Rita said...

I have heard about his volcano. My husband took the tour of it when he lived in the PI.

Nice to see the photo and get your info as well.