Standing almost 60 kilometers to the northwest of Puerto Varas, Osorno Volcano reaches a height of 2,661m, making it visible from every point in the district of Osorno—and even in some places on Chiloé Island! With its classical blackish dark green color and ornamented with arms of eternal snow, it’s noted for its resemblance to Mount Fuji of Japan. Osorno is one of the most active volcanoes of the southern Chilean Andes, with 11 historical eruptions recorded between 1575 and 1869. In fact, Charles Darwin glimpsed Osorno from a distance in the course of the second voyage of the Beagle, catching sight of its eruption in January 1835.
Inspired by publications like Life Magazine, National Geographic and online experiences like Boston.com’s photo blog, images marked as ‘The Whole Picture’ are intended to highlight high-quality, amazing imagery. Kathryn and Daniel will post ‘The Whole Picture‘ irregularly. Like all of our photos, it is an original not otherwise on the site—it might be fresh from our camera, a new scan of some old film, a product of our fooling around with Photoshop, or a file from an archive that we haven’t posted yet.