A party of visitors approach one of the major steam vents on White Island. While regarded as New Zealand's most active volcano, thermally active White Island last had a major eruption in 2000. Recently warnings of increased activity have been posted, but so far an eruption has not yet occurred. When it does it will probably change the aspect of the island once again. To visit the island involves either a helicopter trip or a boat journey of 1 & half hours from the town of Whakatane. It is mandatory to wear hard-hats when you go ashore & you must carry gas-masks - you don't need to be told when to use these.
There is a live video cam on the island for those interested. http://www.geonet.org.nz/volcano/info/whiteisland/camera/whiteislandcraterfloor
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chawax (20758) 2013-08-19 3:05
It looks like an amazing volcanic landscape ! You had a very good light, exposure is excellent, colours are great. Sharpness is excellent too. Just a shame you cut the legs of the woman in the foreground.
dekanski (5249) 2013-08-19 3:18
Excellent as an illustration, information, document, but as photo - commonly.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-08-19 19:50
not at all a commonly photo.never seen anything like this before 1st hand.love the unusual and amazing colors of the hills and rocks.the fumes make the pic mystic.lucky to be there.
drweizy (540) 2014-05-16 15:19
good composition, thank you for sharing