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Picture of the Pico de Orizaba taken with the sun rising, at 6:30 in the morning. At this time, I was at Alzomoni (4000m), located between Popocatepetl (5426m) and Iztaccíhuatl (5286m). It was approximately a week before being at the top of Pico de Orizaba, the highest point of Mexico. What a feeling!
Pico de Orizaba
The Pico de Orizaba or Citlaltépetl (from Nahuatl citlalli = star, and tepetl = mountain), is the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America (after McKinley and Logan). It is currently dormant but not extinct; the last eruptions occurred in 1687, with previous eruptions in 1630, 1613, 1569, 1566, 1545-65? and 1537.
It overlooks the valley and city of Orizaba, from which it gets its name.
The Pico de Orizaba is ranked 7th in the world in topographical prominence; if the sea level were to rise by 714 metres it would become the high point of an insular continent stretching all the way to British Columbia. Although the Pico de Orizaba is about 110 km (75 miles) inland, to the west of the port of Veracruz, its peak is visible to ships approaching the port, and at dawn rays of sunlight strike the Pico while Veracruz still lies in shadow.
The peak is one of three volcanoes that contain permanent snow and glaciers in Mexico. The others are Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl.
A companion peak lying about six km to the southeast of the Pico de Orizaba is the Sierra Negra (on the right on the picture), at 4640m. This companion peak is lower than its 5636 m neighbor, and on its summit, serviced by the highest road in North America, is one of the world's premier astronomical instruments, the Large Millimeter Telescope.
The summit and its surrounding foothills are part of a National park. There are many routes for approaching and climbing the volcano, and many people visit it.
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prospere (701) 2006-11-20 17:41
"Real colors" ???
pippo (596) 2006-11-20 17:59
foto increible, todo me gusta!!!
Albrecht (11281) 2006-11-21 3:42
Beautiful and unreal scene;great colours and compo with the hoirizon on the right place.
poulinp (4530) 2006-11-23 18:26
Ouais, c'est une photo impressionnante par ses couleurs, y'a pas de doute. On n'ose à peine y croire! Superbe moment.
Grelibre (1534) 2007-01-04 16:49
Quelle prise ! Entre les couleurs, la mer de nuages et les sommets ! Une merveille !
ceky (2592) 2007-01-21 3:31
Ce tableau montrant le volcan émergeant des nuages aux premières heures de la journée est tout simplement splendide... Je l'ai ajouté au thème sur les photos prises juste au-dessus des nuages... parmi lesquelles celle-ci est tout à fait remarquable !
Encore un objectif potentiel de trek...
shirgold (2485) 2007-01-21 7:27
Unreal view and colors. I wonder why does NASA send probes so far when such extraterrestrial views are so near us :-D
Skies on fire!
TFS - Shir
KostasKon (0) 2007-02-10 7:35
Amazing colors and very nice POV. Great photo. Congratulations.
- Copyright: Simon NoName (sssimon) (684)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-11-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
- Exposure: f/8
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Just above the clouds, Favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-20 17:35
- Favorites: 1 [view]