The Great Dog Peak: A Volcanic Tower in the Middle of the Forest

July 31, 2013 | in Travel

A small island in the Gulf of Guinea, in the Atlantic Ocean is known not only for its cocoa beans but also for its unusual nature. In particular, there is a very remarkable peak called Pico Cao Grande or the Great Dog Peak.

It rises only tree hundred meters above the ground, but it is problematic enough to photograph it because its vertex often is hidden in the clouds. The Great Dog Peak rises to 663 meters above the sea level, and it is very hard to climb because most of its surface is covered with moss, which makes it very slippery. Climbers say that in the rain the peak can be compared to a glass bottle. The peak is surrounded by an impenetrable forest of giant ferns and lianas.

The Great Dog Peak: A Volcanic Tower in the Middle of the Forest

The Great Dog Peak: A Volcanic Tower in the Middle of the Forest

The Great Dog Peak: A Volcanic Tower in the Middle of the Forest

The Great Dog Peak: A Volcanic Tower in the Middle of the Forest

The Great Dog Peak: A Volcanic Tower in the Middle of the Forest

The Great Dog Peak: A Volcanic Tower in the Middle of the Forest

The Great Dog Peak: A Volcanic Tower in the Middle of the Forest

The Great Dog Peak: A Volcanic Tower in the Middle of the Forest

The Great Dog Peak: A Volcanic Tower in the Middle of the Forest

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