Here we see Vulcan Point sticking up out of Crater Lake in the Philippines. The little landmass is cited as the world’s largest island within a lake on an island within a lake on an island…

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This noteworthy factoid may take a moment to wrap your mind around. To help out, let’s step back — or up — a little ways to get some context and then move back in step by step…

The Philippines…

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Luzon Island, the northernmost island in The Philippines…

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The southern end of Luzon Island…

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Taal Lake on Luzon Island…

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Taal Volcano, an island in Taal Lake…

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Crater Lake on Taal Volcano…

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And then, at the center of it all, Vulcan Point in Crater Lake…

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Finally, here you can see all the levels of recursive islanding: Vulcan Point in Crater Lake on Taal Volcano in Taal Lake on Luzon Island…

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I’m left with only one question, if this is the largest, where’s the second largest island within a lake on an island within a lake on an island?

(via Wikipedia, Google Maps, Mudfooted)