Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09630
Part of the complex summit region of Rincón de la Vieja, the largest volcano in NW Costa Rica, is seen here from the north. Steam rises from the lake-filled Cráter Activo at the left, ENE of the shallow 1895-m-high Von Seebach crater (upper right). Laguna Fria (upper left) is not a crater lake, but a freshwater lake that formed between overlapping cones of the summit complex, which extends east and west beyond the area of this photo. Frequent historical eruptions from Cráter Activo have left surrounding terrain unvegetated and scarred by erosional gullies.
Photo by Federico Chavarria Kopper, 1999.