Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08122
Iztaccíhuatl, the "Woman in White," rises above the clouds in this aerial view from the NW. The summit ridge is formed by a series of overlapping volcanoes. La Cabeza (the head) is at the left, glacier-covered El Pecho (the breast) in the center, and Las Rodillas (the knees) at the far right. The Las Rodillas complex was constructed by at least two vents.
Photo by Hugo Delgado, 1996 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).