Talon Para kay Mayon (Mayon Volcano, Albay): Photo of the Day

It’s not the first time that we’ve featured this sexy volcano, Mt. Mayon, better known as the world’s perfect volcano cone (we’ve wrestled with the use of “most perfect cone” and thought there’s no need to use “most” if it’s already “perfect”) . Mayon Volcano can be very coy, usually out of sight, covered by thick clouds most of the day. We’re going to let you in on a secret: go to Mount Mayon before 7:00 in the morning and you’ll have a better chance of seeing the volcano in all its glory. It’s worth every ounce of strength you summon to wake up real early. You’ll jump (“talon,” a Filipino word, means “jump”) when you see it, either out of sheer joy or for plain fun. Take, for instance, Kristine Labayen Reyes (check her Instagram account, @krissyseyer, for more photos), who captioned her photo below: “Jump for joy! Mayon volcano is out at last showing her perfect cone shape.” That’s one helluva split jump, don’t you think? [Click the photos to enlarge.]

[See also: The Cagsawa Ruins and the Beautiful Mayon Volcano; Itinerary from Manila to Bicol (Legaspi and Bicol); and The Majestic Mayon Volcano: Philippine Travel Stories]

It’s not difficult to get attracted to this magnificent work of nature. It’s simply, uhm, lavable. Get it? Lava, volcanoes, lovable. Ok, moving along, it’s so lovable, a lot of couples choose it as venue for their prenuptial photo shoots. Here’s the photobomber Mt. Mayon during the prenuptial photo shoot of Kaselyn Santos-Torres (check her Instagram account, @mrs.zhie, for more photos).

Photo reproduced with permission (thanks). [Tag your Philippine travel photos with #visitpinas so we can track it down. Photos will be featured in this blog’s photo of the day and in instagram/VisitPinas, facebook/VisitPinas, twitter/VisitPinas.]

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