Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08244
Conical Momotombo volcano rises above the shores of Lake Managua, its waters dirtied by floods associated with hurricane Mitch in 1998. Momotombo rises about 1250 m above the surface of the lake, which is only about 40 m above sea level. The dramatic volcano is one of Nicaragua's most prominent landmarks and is featured on many of the country's postage stamps.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).