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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11348

Snow-capped Iztaccíhuatl (left) and Popocatepetl (right) are seen from the SW on a rare smog-free day.  The two 5000-m volcanoes are the 2nd and 3rd highest in México.  Multiple vents forming Iztaccíhuatl give the volcano the profile of a sleeping woman from this perspective.  Fresh snowfall coats Popocatepetl, whose slopes had been discolored by periodic ashfall from eruptions beginning in 1994.   Photo by Lee Siebert, 2004 (Smithsonian Institution).

Snow-capped Iztaccíhuatl (left) and Popocatepetl (right) are seen from the SW on a rare smog-free day. The two 5000-m volcanoes are the 2nd and 3rd highest in México. Multiple vents forming Iztaccíhuatl give the volcano the profile of a sleeping woman from this perspective. Fresh snowfall coats Popocatepetl, whose slopes had been discolored by periodic ashfall from eruptions beginning in 1994.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2004 (Smithsonian Institution).


Iztaccíhuatl

Popocatépetl