World’s largest island within a lake on an island within a lake on an island

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A special world largest island: An island within a lake on an island in a lake on an island in the pacific… Picture that!

Among the many amazing features of our planet this is one I think you should definitely know about: The world largest island within a lake on an island within a lake on an island! Can you picture that? Vulcan point is a small volcanic island within the 2km large Crater Lake of the Taal Volcano on Volcano Island in Taal lake on Luzon Island, Phillippines, in the pacific ocean.

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The small Vulcan Point is only some 40m across and is populated by schrubs and small trees. Photo by world wanderings.

The Crater Lake in which it resides consists of very dark water that contains a diluted form of sulfuric acid with high concentration of boron, magnesium, aluminum and sodium. Nevertheless, some suggest you can still swim inside the lake. Taal volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines and has produced some of its most powerful historical eruptions with the last eruption being in 1977. Therefore its Crater Lake contains very dark water that contains a diluted form of sulfuric acid with high concentration of boron, magnesium, aluminum and sodium. Nevertheless, some still suggest you can swim there. The record-braking-island Vulcan Point is only some 40m across and is populated by a large range of small trees and schrubs.

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Written by Jolle Jolles

Jolle Jolles is a zoologist working at the University of Cambridge with a love for natural history and animal behaviour and enjoys fascinating others about our weird and wonderful natural world. Follow Jolle on Twitter or sent him a personal message.