Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08046
Volcán Mombacho rises above cattle ranches on the plain of Nandaime, south of the volcano. The volcano's irregular summit with two major peaks reaching 1222 and 1333 m resulted from collapse of the top of the volcano, which left the horseshoe-shaped depression in the center of the photo. Mombacho is the centerpiece of the Mombacho Volcano Reserve, whose forested terrain contains exotic orchids, birds and primates.
Photo by Jaime Incer, 1966.