January 09, 2013
Photographer: Andrea Arostegui
Summary Author: Andrea Arostegui; Jim Foster
The photo above showing a cap cloud clinging to the cone of Concepcion Volcano was taken from a ferry in Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua. Concepcion Volcano is an active stratovolcano standing approximately 1 mi (1,610 m) above the lake's surface. It has erupted 25 times in the past 130 years. Nearly all of these have been rather small outbursts. Its most recent activity was in 2012 -- note the severely eroded debris channels at center. The Concepcion and Maderas Volcanoes comprise the dumbbell shaped Ometepe Island, situated near the center of Lake Nicaragua. Photo taken on October 12, 2012.
Photo details: Nikon D3100 camera; 55-200 mm lens; 125 shutter speed; 5.6 aperture.