"The Smallest Active Volcano in the World"

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    Highest Explore Position # 365 on Wednesday, October 29, 2008

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taal_Volcano

    Taal Volcano is an active strato volcano on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It is situated between the towns of Talisay and San Nicolas in Batangas. It consists of an island in Lake Taal, which is situated within a caldera formed by an earlier, very powerful eruption. It is located about 50 km (31 Miles) from the capital, Manila. It also has the distinction of being home to the "Largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island". This is referring to Vulcan point, an island in crater lake.

    The volcano has erupted violently several times, causing loss of life in the populated areas surrounding the lake, the current death toll standing at around 5,000 - 6,000. Because of its proximity to populated areas and eruptive history, the volcano has been designated a Decade Volcano worthy of close study to prevent future natural disasters. It was thought to be named as "a volcano inside a volcano" because many believed that the lake that circles the volcano was once a crater or mouth of a volcano.

    The photo was taken from the ridge of Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City.

    boiworx, richelle francisco, and 28 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Matthew Gilliam Photography 66 months ago | reply

      gorgeous view captured perfectly!!

    2. Apratim Saha 66 months ago | reply

      Fantastic !!!

    3. millan p. rible 66 months ago | reply

      beautiful capture

    4. annick777 aka elia grace 66 months ago | reply

      what a view! fantastic capture!

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    6. Gerd Paulußen 66 months ago | reply

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    8. Optical illusion 66 months ago | reply

      Faved, such a fantastic shot! Brilliant!

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    9. Mr. FRANTaStiK 66 months ago | reply

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    15. Atsun 66 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful view! Great composition.

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    17. Metalog 66 months ago | reply

      Great photo !! Congratulations !!

    18. julesnene 66 months ago | reply

      Another wicked shot! Ang galing mo, kabayan! If I am not mistaken, this place is included in the book "100 places to go before you die" or something like that. Sana isama ito! Pang world class ka talaga!

    19. merle anne 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called "FLICKR POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHER" POST1/AWARD3 QUALITY IMAGES ONLY, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      So beautiful - this is stunning, a wonderful place to be!

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