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).