Stormlizard

Stormlizard

Posted on 07/05/2015


Photo taken on July  5, 2015


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Usuzan Hokkaido Opposites Over

Usuzan Hokkaido Opposites Over
Photographed on 10 02 2008 using;
Canon EOS 400D SLR Digital Camera and Tamron Tele Macro Lens.
Mount Usu (Usu-zan) is an active stratovolcano in the Shikotsu -Toya National Park, Hokkaidō, Japan. It has erupted four times since 1900: in 1910 (which created Meiji-shinzan), 1944–45 (which created Shōwa-shinzan) August 7, 1977, and on March 31, 2000. To the north lies Lake Toya. Mount Usu formed on the southern rim of the caldera containing the lake.
Mount Usu and Shōwa-shinzan are major tourist attractions in the Shikotsu-Toy, National Park. A ropeway on Mount Usu takes visitors to viewing platforms overlooking Shōwa-shinzan. The 1977 eruption is mentioned in passing in Alan Booth’ travelogue, The Roads to Sata. The 2008 G8 Summit was held near Mount Usu at Lake Toya.

Eva Wiren, Ulrich John, H.-Marie, Jenny McIntyre and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


13 comments - The latest ones
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Fantastic nature shot!
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Thank you very much Peter.
It was still very hot underfoot and the aroma was less than pleasant.
2 years ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Fantastic fumaroles! I love volcanoes;-)
2 years ago.
Stormlizard has replied to Gudrun
Thank you Gudrun.
It was still cooling down from the explosive eruption and Earthquakes 6½ years earlier in March - April 2006. I was taken there by three Japanese lady friends from Sapporo.
2 years ago.
Christiane
Christiane
Very interesting photograph, John !
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Thank you very much Christiane. It was a very interesting experience to be there.
2 years ago.
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very nice!
2 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
I was quite interested when they had news from Hakone and it's mountain activity
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Thank you Sanna.
Yes, there are many active ones in Japan, some never stop erupting.
2 years ago.
H.-Marie
H.-Marie
And he smokes and smokes. . . .
Fabulous picture !
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Thanks very much H - Marie.
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
@ Ulrich John.
Thank you Ulrich.
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Thank you Eva, it was both hot and smelly up there.
2 years ago.