Two Volcanoes Viewed from a Plane

Two Volcanoes
Mt. Arayat in Pampanga. (Click to zoom.)

What a great opportunity! Back in November 2012, I took a flight from Clark International Airport in Pampanga to Mactan International Airport in Cebu to attend a theology conference. Along the way while on board the plane, I had the rare chance of taking snapshots of Mt. Arayat in Pampanga and Mayon Volcano in Albay, the Bicol region.

According to what I have learned online, Mt. Arayat is a stratrovolcano—that is, it’s no longer active. When you’re driving on the road, you can see this towering height in about 4 provinces: Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga and Bulacan.

Along the way, I also had the chance to see Mayon Volcano, with its famous and beautiful perfectly-shaped cone. It is still an active volcano and has been acting up from time to time. It was great to see it from the top. I guess I made a mistake in my camera settings because the photo turned out so bluish—I don’t know. Or maybe it was the effect of shooting through a plane’s window.

Two volcanoes
Mayon Volcano in Bicol. (Click to zoom.)

Just the same, I felt awe and wonder at the great beauty of God’s creation all around us.

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