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    popocatepetl (aka el popo) is the second highest peak in mexico at 17,882 feet or 5,542 meters, behind iztaccihuatl. it is about 42 miles or 70 km southeast of mexico city. it erupted for the first time in about 70 years during 1993/4, and has erupted on and off to some degree since. el popo mostly emits smoke, ash and stone. we were flying at 39,000 feet, so this kind of stood out and I was lucky to have seen it after the pilot mentioned that mexico city was coming up....

    puebla, mexico

    probably worth a large view

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    1. Henry Roxas 105 months ago | reply

      Simply amazing.

      Found in Explore's interestingness.

    2. Tampen 105 months ago | reply

      Fabulous luck, perfectly exploited. Never put your camera in checked baggage !

    3. shuttering [deleted] 105 months ago | reply

      whoa! how lucky (and also skillful!)

    4. dlemieux 104 months ago | reply

      wow...best viewed large!

    5. pilz8 104 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot!!!!!!!!!

    6. More Altitude 104 months ago | reply

      Stupendous how that sticks out through the cloud like that. Marvellous shot- my congratulations!

      (Explore Archives)

    7. CORpicX [deleted] 103 months ago | reply

      A w e s o m e !

    8. J E R R Y 102 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot!!!

    9. canyonlights.com 101 months ago | reply

      This is absolutely gorgeous!

    10. Sriranga.rao 99 months ago | reply

      One of the few best pics i have seen in my whole life !!! A 10/10 sure.

    11. Ditch the Kitsch!! [offline] [deleted] 99 months ago | reply

      Please post this and all your high-view (bird view) photos to our group Views from the moon

    12. Dan Seligson 98 months ago | reply

      Searching for pictures of Popo because I'm building a collection of images of mountains I've climbed (on). Wonderful. I tried to climb it 25 years ago, but the hamburguesa ixtapopo did me in. I'd like to print the image, but would like more bits. Can you help me out? I'll make a nice print (Epson 4800) for you, too, if you wish, or send you print of aerial over 8km peak in Pakistan.

    13. macchianera 97 months ago | reply

      fantastic shot. lovely

    14. Dalileo 95 months ago | reply

      Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado 365 Historias y nos encantaría agregar tu foto al grupo.

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    16. michaelgoard.com 89 months ago | reply

      ( aka Don Gregorio )

      k bella ... thanks

    17. Razor Ren 79 months ago | reply

      I remember seeing Popocatepetl from the air. I regret not taking pic of it though.

    18. laurent.even 50 months ago | reply

      Very good photo, it's a beautiful aerial shot ! I love it !
      Add me as a contact if you want !
      See you...

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