Lanín Volcano

May 17, 2016


Photographer: Cristian López
Summary Authors: Cristian López; Jim Foster
Lanín Volcano, on the border of Argentina and Chile, is one of the most picturesque mountains in Patagonia. It's the centerpiece of Lanín National Park. Surrounded by austral forests its conical,  snow-capped peak (12,388 ft or 3,776 m) can be seen from over 50 mi (80 km) away on the rare clear day here. This symmetrical stratovolcano was formed in four stages of eruption during the late-Pleistocene to Holocene. Aside from questionable newspaper articles reporting the volcano active after an earthquake in the early twentieth century, there have been no recorded eruptions in over 2,000 years. Photo taken on May 1, 2016.
Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3; Lens: 70-300mm; Focal Length: 70mm; Aperture: ƒ/10.0; Exposure Time: 0.0031 s (1/320); ISO equiv: 100; Software: Picasa.