During the 1900’s the then Prince of Wales and heir to Queen Victoria (i.e. Prince Edward) visited this geyser during a Royal tour of New Zealand.
The geyser was subsequently named the “Prince of Wales Feather Geyser” since its shape when in full flow resembles the Prince of Wales royal coat of arms.
I visited Rotorua this weekend and visited one of the many tourist attractions in this thermally active area. There are many locations where plumes of stean escape from far below the earth, including the golf course!
The Prince of Wales geyser is one of the largest in Rotorua and serves as an indicator for the nearby Pohuta Geyser’s eruptions.
A great place to visit for a surreal experience of nature’s power and beauty. TFR.
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madredeus (494) 2009-04-28 0:52
Welcome on TE.
Geyser looks fantastic :-)
Thanks for sharing and good luck on Trek Earth :-)
Karyn674 (55) 2009-04-28 1:03
Welocome to TE.
Good sharp rocks and dramatic sky. Well done
roges (1212) 2009-04-28 1:08
Hi Martyn !
Some great colors, clear and warm.
Your description and the top.
Welcome to TE and I wish much success, beautiful pictures.
I hope these two points of mine you bring more and more and also many pleasant comments!
A beautiful day,
mafegan (8624) 2009-04-28 1:20
Well captured, brilliant detail, and a fortunate sky. Looks surreal. Tfs, Marlene
Zolive (5935) 2009-04-28 2:29
wonderful picture to begin your Trekearth adventure. Geysirs are great with the grey sky inbackground. Rocks and yellow puddles give a beautiful foreground. Congratulations to your spectacular picture and welcome in Trekearth.
bracasha75 (24589) 2009-04-28 2:31
Welcome Martyn here on TrekEarth and you have made excellent choise for your first work
Amaizing one from NZ nature
PixelTerror (0) 2009-04-29 4:20
Welcome to TE !
This is a good image to start with, we can feel the earth boiling, just watch out some burned highlights on the geyser.
Have a nice day JY
Clementi (52514) 2009-04-30 13:56
welcome on TE, the strength of the nature always creates fabulous shows, the gaiser confuses very well him with the clouds. perfect the light and the colors.
jemaflor (100181) 2009-05-04 10:52
Impressive this geyser, taken at the good time, interesrting contrst with this grey and cloudy sky, well framed.