The Lady Knox Geyser is a geyser in the Wai-o-Tapu area of the Taupo Volcanic Zone on the north island of New Zealand. It is named after Lady Constance Knox, the second daughter of Uchter Knox, 15th Governor of New Zealand. The geyser erupts daily at 10:15am. Eruptions produce a jet of water reaching up to 20m and can last for over an hour, depending on the weather. The visible spout is made of rocks placed around the base of the spring to enhance the eruption; over the years silica from the eruptions has built up to give a white cone-shaped appearance.
Because the geyser was discovered early in the 20th century, it has no Māori name, unlike almost every other thermal feature in the region.
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ecanaveira (825) 2010-07-17 4:24
Fabulous shot!!! The sharpness is fantastic and we can see all the details of the fountain and the rocks.
The colours are superb, strong and bright, making great contrasts! The rainbow is a must, a wonderful detail that enchants!
swiatopelk777 (0) 2010-07-17 4:31
Wonderful geyser. Fantastic rainbow effect. Fine colors. Nice lightness. Good sharp.
Greetings from Warszawa!
vjmite (3798) 2010-07-17 5:41
Good capture of the rainbow and the geyser. The placement of the geyser to one side gives a bit of dynamism to the photo.
ikeharel (56002) 2010-07-17 11:35
A fabulos nature-phenomena taken in fine moment with the rainbow, Chris - very impressive indeed, and you hint it has an inner clock...
We don't have a such geyser in Israel, so I am facinated.
Enjoy your Sunday,
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-07-17 11:35
Great composition with wonderful details
Excellent colors and contrast
Well framed and done
ifege (10225) 2010-07-18 0:31
Good one of this well known geyser Chris. The rainbow is a great bonus. You probably had to battle through crowds to get a decent position.
snunney (82519) 2010-07-18 3:18
A wonderful capture of this beautiful natural feature. It is very well composed and has great colours and clarity. The rainbow coming in from the left is a nice bonus. Very well done.
hay_kes (30436) 2010-07-18 22:53
Different image with an amazing rainbow.Good lighting and sharpness.TFS.
richtbw (69) 2010-07-20 1:58
Composition - geyser spout and rainbow excellent. Picture is sharp/clear with bright colours.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-07-21 2:25
a most welcome bonus this rainbow, making a perspective rising up to the geyser
Have a nice day jY
Crispilandia (842) 2011-06-19 2:59
I could not resist looking at your photo gallery of New Zealand and this image of a natural phenomenon has fascinated me, as you have failed to grasp as you have created a superb picture with a well-defined colors and perfect contrast. Great work!!
Have a nice sunday!
Gloriana (470) 2011-06-28 7:58
Beautiful shot, excellent timing of rainbow and geyser! Well done!
- Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper) (6788)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 18-50 1:3,5-5,6 DC, ISO 400, Hoya Cir. Polarizer 58 mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-07-17 3:53