Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04457
Snow-capped Cotopaxi volcano towers above the Interandean valley, forming one of Ecuador's most familiar landmarks. The older Pleistocene volcanoes of Pasochoa (left center) and Rumiñahui (extreme right) appear in the foreground of this aerial view from the NW. Cotopaxi is one of Ecuador's most active volcanoes, having erupted more than 50 times since the 16th century.
Photo by Minard Hall, 1980 (Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito).