Almost everyone who'd ever been in New Zealand had chance to see this magnificent volcano. But not everyone (but many) have climbed to the top.
Mount Ruapehu, or just Ruapehu, is an active stratovolcano at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. It is 23 kilometres northeast of Ohakune and 40 kilometres southwest of the southern shore of Lake Taupo, within Tongariro National Park. The North Island's major skifields and only glaciers are on its slopes.
Ruapehu is one of the world's most active volcanoes and the largest active volcano in New Zealand. It is the highest point in the North Island and includes three major peaks: Tahurangi (2,797 m), Te Heuheu (2,755 m) and Paretetaitonga (2,751 m). The deep, active crater is between the peaks and fills with a crater lake between major eruptions.
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pauloog (11747) 2010-05-21 2:52
A spectacular view well captured. the light blue lake stands out surrounding by a fascinating landscape.
Zbychu (0) 2010-05-21 2:56
Amazing view !
Thank you for taking us there :^)
federico (2716) 2010-05-21 3:12
hi nikolai, wonderfull view, great tourquise colour, also original foreground
finlay (1549) 2010-05-21 3:54
Spectacular scenery. Your vantage point is super, looking down on the crater lake from above. What a fantastic colour the lake is. Your shot is sharp with a good depth of field, and I like the panoramic style.
ktanska (25084) 2010-05-21 5:49
Light blue tone of that crater like is fascinating and extraordinary. Good perpaective and excellent contrasty light. I wish I could see a large version of this one.
cherryripe (21033) 2010-05-21 12:59
This is such stunning scenery with this turquoise lake contrasting with the black, volcanic earth and snow.
MagicDD (73) 2010-05-23 1:15
Very hard trek for a wonderful shoot. The Emerald Lake is a very good subject. Lucky you !!!
I have stop my trek at Tongariro in South Crater...
adidas5nb (5413) 2014-02-23 21:58
wow wow wow...stunner of a place.great pov and colors and light management.lucky to be there.
- Copyright: Nikolai Vakhroushev (blagov58) (287)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D80, Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 SP AF XR Di II Macro, 77mm Hoya Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Showing off New Zealand, New Zealand's North Island [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-05-21 2:44