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Rangitoto is Māori for Bloody Sky, while the island is the largest and youngest of about 50 volcanic cones and craters in the Auckland volcanic field. It was said to have erupted from the sea in a series of dramatic explosions around 600 years ago, and is now extinct.

Taken at dawn from Takapuna Beach.

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