smoke ring

Volcan Villarica blows a smoke ring.

This photo was taken in the beautiful south central Chileno lakes region, studded with active volcanoes and hot springs. When I climbed this mountain (aka Pucon) a couple years back the power of the acrid fumes rising from the smoker’s round throat were overwhelming, and we saw a steam ring rising like this one before sledging down its snow covered flanks.


Image credit: Amigos Centro de Ski, Pucon.