Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09635
This aerial photo from the north overlooks the Rincón de la Vieja summit cone complex in NW Costa Rica. A gas plume rises from the acidic Cráter Activo lake, and erosional gullies have formed across the flanks. The darker Laguna Fria beyond the Cráter Activo is a non-volcanic lake formed between the vegetated Rincón de la Vieja crater (far-left) and the ridge extending to Santa María to the upper left of the photo.
Photo by Federico Chavarria Kopper, 1996.
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