Volcán Chico by Henri Leduc (Ecuador Photo Spot)

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Volcán Chico - Photo by Henri Leduc

The “Volcán Chico”, so named by the locals, is only a simple crack in the Sierra Negra volcano, located on the outer part of its northern flank. Here occurred three eruptions since the beginning of the 20th century: 1953-1954, 1963 and 1979-1980. The area of the Volcán Chico is located northwest of the main Sierra Negra caldera and is not so much affected by the “garua” (drizzle and fog), which keeps this area in good condition and generally with good visibility for shooting. The hike out to Volcán Chico is like a hike through time, where the layers of volcanic rock each speak of a different eruption. (Isabela Island, Galápagos, Ecuador)