Considering how small Guam is, many people who have trekked thru Mt. Lamlam have described how dark, humid and dangerous it can become if you don't know how to navigate in the jungles of Guam. Numerous creeks/rivers run through this mountain and eventually find its way to the ocean. Clouds hovering over the mountain give it different shades throughout the day, making it a treat to watch.
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I am honored you wanted to use my photo in your textbook over the thousands available in this site. I look forward to seeing the textbook in print. Thank You Sam:o)
Add on..by comparison:
MT. LAMLAM in Guam is 37,828 ft from below sea level
Mauna Kea in Hawaii is 33,838 ft from below sea level
Mount Everest is 29,029 ft from below sea level
Guam sits atop the Mariana Trench, situated between the Philippine Tectonic Plate, which subducts the Pacific Tectonic Plate (Earth's old crust). The Challenger Deep (deepest part of the Mariana Trench has been measured using sonar 3x, (by 3 different scientific expeditions), showing depth ranging between 10,902m-10,916m, making it the undisputed deepest part of the ocean on Earth.
These facts gives Mt. Lamlam the distinction of being the highest mountain on Earth below sea level.
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Photo taken in Umatac, Guam
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