Picture of the Day: Mount Fuji From Above
MOUNT FUJI FROM ABOVE
In this jaw-dropping photograph we see the majestic Mount Fuji soaring above the clouds. The picture, along with two others (that are equally amazing), was posted to the Chinese website news.mydrivers.com. I was unable to find the name of the photographer but this aerial capture was too incredible not to share.
Located on Honshu Island, Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 meters (12,389 ft). Mount Fuji is an active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707-8. Located about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Tokyo, the mountain can be seen from the metropolis on a clear day.
The mountain’s symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped several months a year, is a well-known symbol of Japan and is frequently depicted in art and photography. It is one of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains” along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku. [Source: Wikipedia]