Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07801
Tajumulco's southern flanks (left), which descend toward the Pacific coastal plain, are steeper than its northern flanks. Dioritic plutonic rocks are exposed at the base of the volcano. Tajumulco is Guatemala's (and Central America's) highest volcano, but is one of the least known of the country's major volcanoes.
Photo by Bill Rose, 1986 (Michigan Technological University).