Photographer's Note

Picture taken from Altzomoni, 4000m.
Popocatépetl, 5,426 metres (17,802 feet) (commonly referred to as El Popo) is an active volcano and the second highest peak in Mexico after the Pico de Orizaba (5,640m). Popocatépetl comes from the Nahuatl words popōca 'it smokes' and tepētl 'mountain', thus Smoking Mountain. Popocatépetl is linked to the Iztaccíhuatl volcano to the north by the high saddle known as the Paso de Cortés.

Popo is a mere 70 km to the southeast of Mexico City, from where it can be seen regularly, depending on atmospheric conditions.

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