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Pos Crater - Panoramic View
January 2013

Pos Crater - Panoramic View

With little Fumarole (steam) rising from the Pos crater.

The Pos Volcano is an active stratovolcano in central Costa Rica.
It has erupted 39 times since 1828. There are two crater lakes near
the summit of the Pos Volcano. This lake pictured above is the northern
lake known as the Laguna Caliente ("hot lagoon") and is located at a height
of 2,300 m in a crater approximately 1.7 km wide and 290300 m deep. It is
one of the world's most acidic lakes. The acidity varies after rain and
changes in volcanic activity, sometimes reaching a pH of almost 0;
consequently, it supports little or no aquatic life. The bottom
of this lake is covered with a layer of liquid sulphur. Acid
gases create acid rain and acid fog, causing damage to
surrounding ecosystems and often irritation of eyes and lungs.


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David Barrett13-Feb-2013 22:05
Sounds like a pretty hostile environment to me,Linda, but makes a very interesting landscape!:>)
smacomber12-Feb-2013 18:31
Beautiful Scene. Well Done! V
Cindi Smith12-Feb-2013 15:53
Fantastic panorama. What a cool place!
Yiannis Pavlis12-Feb-2013 14:32
Love the composition here .Great capture .
Stephanie12-Feb-2013 14:26
Stunning pano! :)
J. Scott Coile11-Feb-2013 17:19
Does it still rumble?
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