14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mt. Pinatubo's Crater Lake

This is the crater lake at the summit of Mount Pinatubo in Luzon, Philippines. It's hard to believe that this tranquil landscape was ground zero for one of the most violent volcanic eruptions in modern history.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 04.2016
Photo Location: Tarlac, Philippines
Camera: NIKON D700
Copyright: © Frank Huang