National Geographic : 1944 Aug
A Land of Lakes and Volcanoes Momotombo, "Bald and Nude Colossus," Is a Light Sleeper Nicaragua's most famous volcano normally steams quietly, but sporadically breaks into noisy activity. Eruptions are decreasing in frequency. Victor Hugo and Ruben Dario wrote poems about the mountain, which is on Lake Managua's shore. Black area in right background is one of several tongues of old lava.