What you re looking at is Mount Fuji, the mountain of the Japanese fire deity, the tallest mountain in Japan. It is actually an active volcano, which erupted for the last time in the early 1700s. As always, click the pic for full size.
Andrei's background is in geophysics, and he's been fascinated by it ever since he was a child. Feeling that there is a gap between scientists and the general audience, he started ZME Science -- and the results are what you see today.