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Some weeks ago, I visited my hometown in the Province of Albay in the Philippines. The main landmark of the province is always a sight to behold. But I must admit that growing up in the shadows of this grand dame, I somehow took her for granted. She was just always there. The recent visit provided that opportunity to capture some of her glory.
Mt Mayon, Legazpi City
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 60mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 100 | Handheld

Mount Mayon is the most active volcano in the Philippines (located in Albay, 490kms south of Manila) having erupted over 48 times in the past 400 years. Local folklore refers to the volcano as Daragang Magayon (Bikol: ‘Beautiful Lady‘). The cone is considered to be the world’s most perfectly-formed volcano because of its almost symmetric conical shape. The upper slopes of the volcano are steep averaging 35–40 degrees.
Elevation: 2463m
Prominence: 2447m
Last eruption: 2010

Mount Mayon, Philippines
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 80mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 100 | Handheld

Mayon Volcano, Albay, Philippines
Nikon D200 | Tokina AT-X 11-16mm @ 16mm | 1/250s @ f/8 | ISO 100 | Handheld

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