This stunning Photo of the Day comes from the heights of Chile’s Vulcão Villarica, in the city of Pucón. Villarrica is one of Chile’s most active volcanoes – and at 9,340ft, is classified as a stratovolcano. Hikers that dare to summit in the summer months can peer into the volcano crater’s active lava lake – a rarity since Villarrica is one of only four volcanos in the world that has an active lava lake.
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