Posted by: danielfee | October 20, 2011

Travel Photo of the Day 10-20-2011

Mount Etna – Sicily

Mount Etna, on the east coast of Sicily, is one of the few active volcanoes in the world. It has been in the active mode since 1999, and the month after we were there, it erupted again. Mt. Etna has a 10,959 foot peak and is surrounded by about 200 smaller cones and craters, with accumulated layers of lava in the surrounding gashes and valleys. You can no longer climb to its main craters but you can explore the gashes and valleys. In the distance you can see the storm clouds gathering and, as we were leaving, there was a hail storm.

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  1. Wow, I had no idea Mt. Etna looked like that. Great photos and thank you. 😉


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