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THIS is what my hometown is proud of - The Mayon Volcano. It's the world’s most perfect cone and is considered by many people to be more beautiful than Mt. Fuji in Japan (I don't know if I gave justice to it). Her name was derived from the Bicol word “Magayon,” which literally means beautiful. Standing at 2,462 metres, Mayon is classified by volcanologists as a stratovolcano (composite volcano). Its symmetric cone was formed through alternate pyroclastic and lava flows. Mayon is the most active volcano in the Philippines, having erupted around 50 times for the past 400 years. The last eruption was in 2006. This photo was shot at around 6:30 am on top of Lingnon hill in Daraga Town (15 minutes by walking from my home).

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  • Copyright: Tom Tam (tam3rd) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 28] (217)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-01-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2005-09-30 4:43
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Points: 12
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