Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Kelimutu, Indonesia

A really magnificent view of a magnificent place...


Kelimutu is a volcano close to the town of Moni in central Flores Island of Indonesia containing three summit crater lakes of varying colors. Tiwu Ata Mbupu (Lake of Old People) is usually blue and is the westernmost of the three lakes. The other two lakes, Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai (Lake of Young Men and Maidens) and Tiwu Ata Polo (Bewitched or Enchanted Lake) are separated by a shared crater wall and are typically green or red in color, respectively. The lake colors do vary on a periodic basis.
Subaqueous fumaroles are the probable cause of active upwelling that occurs at the two eastern lakes.

Mother nature really leaves me speechless sometimes.....

2 comments:

Martinha said...

I don't have this card but i would love to have it. I love, love vulcanoes :D

LaY hOoN said...

It's really great to see your collection !!!
I think you almost have a huge collections of postcard from all over the world.