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Crater Of Poas Volcano
03-DEC-2007

Crater Of Poas Volcano

Poas volcano is located at 2,750 m altitude and has 2 craters one of which is the only crater on the face of planet filled with the sulfurous lake. One crater is still active and from time to time one could see geysers blowing the steam from the face of the lake. Poas is deemed to be a world's biggest geyser. You can see on this image small plum of small sulfuric smoke on the lake . The summit area of Poas Volcano is covered with ash and has little vegetation. Explosions still occur regularly, and the activity like the steam, is often caused by the interaction of the lava with the water. While the water in the lake may seem inviting, it is extremely acidic and can be as hot as 85 degrees Celsius, so it is definitely not for swimming.
79 species of birds live in Poas national park, like hummingbirds and the resplendent Quetzal.

Needless to mention that it's best image of Poas volcano in existence, LOL !

Konica-Minolta DiMAGE A200
1/320s f/8.0 at 11.9mm iso50 full exif

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mena-tica 09-Sep-2011 01:15
my gorgeous country! great photo
Kanya Hanklang10-Jun-2010 00:01
This one very nice.
Gil Azouri06-Jun-2008 17:30
Beautiful shot! V
Mattias Backström27-May-2008 19:15
You've got to be kidding! This is truly amazing, and looks unreal. Such a cool shot! :)
an nguyen19-Apr-2008 23:26
This scenery is magnificent. VVV
dan dunn05-Mar-2008 18:47
Great shot Eldar! Here's a similar lake in Washington State.http://www.pbase.com/dan_123/image/79515873
Steve Morris13-Feb-2008 22:46
Fabulous shot!! V
MarcWildPassion09-Feb-2008 19:33
beautiful colors
Rian Houston09-Feb-2008 13:22
Amazing colors! V.
Jim Coffman08-Feb-2008 00:16
This is just beautiful!
Milan Vogrin23-Dec-2007 17:06
Superb shot! V!
endre novak22-Dec-2007 20:17
superb! V
Ali Majdfar16-Dec-2007 07:36
Superb capture, GMV
Stuart Smith16-Dec-2007 07:08
Gorgeous colors!
dan dunn11-Dec-2007 19:47
great shot Eldar!
Ann Cleeves07-Dec-2007 23:43
What an amazing place...and a sensational shot! The crater stands out as if in 3D, and the colours are so rich and clear. Great information too!
Hodero07-Dec-2007 22:34
Looks Cool,but is in fact quite Hot ;-)
Tim van Woensel07-Dec-2007 15:01
Absolutely stunning landscape Eldar, the color is amazing! Voted.
MarcWildPassion06-Dec-2007 23:14
Very nice ladsacpe on this volcano. Nice mixte of colors.
marie-jose wolff06-Dec-2007 21:32
Superbe, ce paysage volcanique!
les couleurs sont superbes et l'eau turquoise dans le cratère invite à la baignade...mais méfiance!
Eldar Kadymov06-Dec-2007 14:29
Michael, this time you shall be rewarded for your passion for CMOS as I will post quite a few shots made by Panasonic L1 equipped with this ultimate source of evil. Thank you for warm welcome :-) !
missy_gardenwhimsy06-Dec-2007 09:51
Awesome photo, Eldar. Very beautiful!
Michael Weinberg06-Dec-2007 07:39
Eldar.... you indeed are back and all dat.... with a vengeance ....and this is mesmerizingly and insanely beautiful... no doubt that its past eruptions were the result of immense evil activity way down below ... hard to believe that this photo was not captured with cmos sensor :) Good to see you back amigo:)
Noor Khan06-Dec-2007 05:37
Wow! Quite impressive!
Gus Rosenfeld05-Dec-2007 21:29
Stunning - stunning - stunning! Just an amazing image of Mother Nature at her finest. You really outdid yourself on this one; great image. g
Michael Shpuntov05-Dec-2007 20:39
Wow! Wow! You've started your report from CR with striking image. I guess more to follow. Will be checking frequently. For that one, vote.
IMRAN HAFEEZ05-Dec-2007 20:05
Oh my ! what a beauty, I wish I can go thre. excellent quality image.