Mayon Volcano is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. It is located in the province of Albay, Philippines.
According to Philippine folkore, Mayon arose from the gravesite of two ill-fated lovers who were killed by a spurned rival. Legend has it that the lovers sing to each other whenever the volcano erupts.
Mayon has erupted about 40 times within the last 400 years. Its most recent eruption was in 2009.
Famous for its symmetrical cone, Mayon is considered as the world's most perfectly formed volcano. The photos below show Mayon's majesty.
|Photo by Ian Varona|
|The structure on the right is the belfry tower of Cagsawa Church which was buried by an eruption of Mayon Volcano|
|Photo by Tryfon Topalidis|
|Photo by Dacel Andes|
Link to a short video (amateur) showing Mayon Volcano:
- Ariel Murphy