I know it's not the clearest picture in the world. That's because It was taken at altitude of 33,000 ft trough the window of an aeroplane. It shows the top of Mount Pico - Azores, flying over the clouds. It stood out like a woman's breast in between the white linen of the clouds - exiting, isn't it?
Here is some facts:
Mount Pico is a majestic volcano, dominating Pico and the neighbouring islands of Faial and S. Jorge. With an altitude of 2,351 metres, it is easily the highest mountain of the Azores and Portugal.
At its summit is Pico Alto, a round crater with a perimeter of about 700 metres and a depth that reaches 30 metres. At the extremity of the crater lies the volcanic cone Piquinho or Pico Pequeno (small Pico) with the height of 70 metres, which constitutes the summit of the mountain.
Fumaroles and hot springs are the last active signs of the volcano, which erupted for the first time about 40,000 years ago and formed the second and younger half of the island. The previous volcanoes that formed the older part of the island are now completely dead. Although still fuming, Pico has not erupted in modern history. In fact, the last volcanic eruption that occurred on the island was in 1720.
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Galmeida (12559) 2005-11-17 13:24
Well I saw this thunbail and I'm seeing this diificult shot that you took by plain at great altitude. Yes it's not a clear picture but is a reasonable capture by the circunstances of the situation you had. Your introductory notes are very well done and my last post is also Pico and both are related. So my link: Link
I also make a update to my recent page for a link of your page, if you don't mind.
Be wellcome to TE and have a nice stay. Best to you.
faraujo (1700) 2005-11-18 4:55
Impressive how the top of Pico mountain is above the clouds!