Thursday, July 10, 2008

Volcanic steam

Geothermal steam looms behind the trees in Rincon de la Vieja National Park. The park has the craters of nine volcanoes, ranging in height up to 1,800 m/5,900 ft, but only one is active (and not in the last 10 years). The park has many hot sulfur springs, bubbling mud pots, and fumaroles, one of which will be the subject of tomorrow's photo.

Rincon de la Vieja translates as "old woman's corner." I don't know why. It is a wonderfully diverse park, with many hiking trails, 32 rivers, cloud forests, dry forests, waterfalls, wildlife, and other attractions.

1 comment:

Shoshana said...

That's beautiful and scary. I grew up in the lands of Volcanoes...there's always something interesting.

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