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Poas Volcano National Park in the north-east of Costa Rica, an hour drive from San Jose. This basaltic volcano stands at an altitude 2708 m and is surrounded by a tropical forest. It has erupted at least 39 times since 1828 and is in a state of nearly continuous mild activity. This lake with the high sulphur content is 1.5 km in diameter and 300 m deep. It's very acidic (pH is less than 1) with water temperature reaching +85 C.

It may take quite a while to capture the lake without steaming gases, but the outcome is worth it - all colors are original.

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  • Copyright: Tetyana Bilyachenko (Tetyana) (34)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-10-04
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-10-19 12:08
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