Documentary photo of Pacaya Volcano erupting in Guatemala for Integral Magazine.
Documentary image of Pacaya Volcano erupting in Guatemala along The Mayan Route is in Integral Magazine (Spain, December 2005).
The Pacaya volcano is a part of the Central American Volcanic Arc, a chain of volcanoes stretching from the northwest to the southeast along the Pacific coast of Central America, formed by the tectonic subduction of the Cocos Tectonic Plate beneath the Caribbean Plate.
Pacaya lies on the southern edge of a sizable volcanic caldera formed in the Pleistocene age which contains Lago de Amatitlán. This caldera has been the source of at least nine very large explosions over the past 300,000 years, erupting a total of about 70 cubic kilometres (17 cu mi) of magma.
This documentary photo of Pacaya Volcano erupting located along the Mayan Route was photographed on color transparency film from 1995 and 1996 during three trips along La Ruta Maya, or The Mayan Route. The Mayan Route photo-documentary covers the countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico (Yucatan and Chiapas) and illustrates Mayan culture, traditional Mayan villages, markets, archaeological sites, Mayan rituals, festivals and traditions from Pre-Columbian time to Spanish Colonialism and the present.
Pacaya Volcano is located near San Francisco de Sales Village, Escuintla District, Guatemala, Central America.
See more documentary photos of Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala, Central America.