Aerial shot of Mayon Volcano © Jojie Alcantara

Majestic Mayon

Mayon Volcano is the Philippines’ most active stratovolcano, considered to be a perfectly formed volcano for its symmetrical cone. It rises at 2,463 m (8,081 ft) and is the central feature of the Albay Province, of which Legazpi City is the capital, about 300-km southeast of Manila.

It is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and its last eruption was on December 2009. There is a research station (PHIVOLCS) located about one-third of the way up that is accessible by road and is the jump-off for climbers.

Mount Mayon on Best of the Best Philippines Coffee Table Book © Jojie Alcantara
Mount Mayon on Best of the Best Philippines Coffee Table Book © Jojie Alcantara

The majestic Mayon was a candidate of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2008 (did not make it to the top 25 and gave way to our Puerto Princesa’s Underground River) and considered to be one of the world’s most perfectly formed volcanoes.

I was lucky to have been flown above the dangerously beautiful crater in a chopper and be able to share my images in publications.

My Mount Mayon Photo Gallery

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8 Comments

      1. Hi Jojie,

        Haha! Nah, I’m just about to sleep. Duty ko is 4 PM to 1 AM and I arrive home at around 2 AM. Then mag breakfast muna ako, take the dog for a walk, and hahatid ko si Sheila sa gate (4AM to 12 noon kasi cya). Then sleep na ako hanggang 10 AM. 🙂

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      2. Ohh akala ko siya ang ka chika ko hahaha, di bale same pa rin, hugs to you both, and let me know if mapadako kayo in this part of the islands. Take care, you too! By the way, if nasa area kayo ng Solaire Casino, baka you both might want to drop by my partner’s solo photo exhibit of Philippine images. His name is Rhonson Ng. 🙂

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