Monday, October 5, 2009

My World#42 Mayon Volcano, Albay, Bicol

This is Mayon Volcano or Mt. Mayon, the most active volcano in the Philippines. It is considered as the world's most perfectly formed volcano at 8,223 feet high and the most famous landmark of the Bicol Region. It is about 15 kms. away from Legazpi City.

When we got to Legazpi City in the early morning of August 2009, it was spewing more smoke than we had commonly seen in the pictures. We found out from the locals that Alert Level 2 was raised on Mayon for its increased activities starting June 2009. Still, Mayon Volcano is so beautiful especially in the early morning without the clouds hiding its peak. Actually, the best time of the day to see the volcano in its entirety is during the early morning.

Recently, the local government is doing some tourism activities for the region. Lava-watching is allowed at the foot of the volcano but still within the safe zone.


(view from Lingnon Hill, Legazpi City)

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13 comments:

Sylvia K October 5, 2009 at 9:19 PM  

What marvelous shots, Marites! And it is perfectly formed! Love the shot the it's head in the clouds!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

magiceye October 5, 2009 at 11:48 PM  

oh wow! must be a great feeling to view up close!

Samson October 6, 2009 at 12:03 AM  

Great shot's Marites, love the first one, thanks for sharing..

This Is My Blog - fishing guy October 6, 2009 at 3:52 AM  

Marites: Those are beautiful captures of the active valcano. I remember in Costa Rica went went to one and it let out a sulfur gas that smelled bad.

Carver October 6, 2009 at 4:01 AM  

Fascinating post and great shot!

Louise October 6, 2009 at 6:20 AM  

This is so cool. I've always wanted to see an active volcano, but the ones I have seen have been sleeping when I've visited.

Erin October 6, 2009 at 9:46 AM  

liked the captures of mayon volcano. like the cloud ring around the base of it in the first shot.
have a good week.

Photo Cache October 6, 2009 at 10:25 AM  

It's really a beautiful sight, it doesn't have a bad angle.

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Happily Retired Gal October 6, 2009 at 12:51 PM  

Wonderful views of this volcano! Thanks for sharing ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

lisaschaos October 6, 2009 at 5:30 PM  

I've never seen a smoking volcano before! Very cool shot!

Martha Z October 7, 2009 at 3:23 PM  

What a great shot, that is a perfect cone.

eileeninmd October 7, 2009 at 5:13 PM  

Great photo of the volcano. Thanks for sharing your world.

arabesque October 8, 2009 at 3:34 AM  

wow, the volcano looks amazing as always, parang postcard. ^-^

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