Photographer's Note

2ème photo de ce paysage qui semble irréel parce que c'est un lieu géothermique. L’eau est très chaude et l'air assez frais ce qui explique la vapeur.

Scannée d'un négative. Les couleurs sont naturelles et j'ai juste augmenté un peu les contrastes et la saturation.

2nd photo of this strange scenery which is actually due to geothermal activity. The water is very hot and the air cool which is why there’s so much steam.

Scanned from negative. I've just slightly increased the contrasts and saturation.

Waimangu Volcanic Valley & Lake Rotomahana are located 20 minutes south of the Rotorua township, or 45 minutes north of Taupo, in the North Island of New Zealand.
In 1886, Mount Tarawera in Rotorua erupted, and destroyed the surrounding area. The eruption opened the earth along a 17km line, splitting Mount Tarawera in two, exploding Lake Rotomahana to 20 times its original size, and forming the seven craters that today make up the Waimangu Volcanic Valley.
Today you can walk through the craters of Waimangu Volcanic Valley and take the boat cruise on crater Lake Rotomahana to view the amazing geothermal activity and very important botany. Internationally significant features include the worlds largest hot water spring, sinter terraces and the unique inter-relationship between two huge hot springs in Inferno Crater and Echo Crater. Several endangered plants exist beside the geothermal activity together with a host of thermally adapted plants. This is one of the newest Eco-systems in the world and is protected today as a Scenic Reserve and wildlife refuge.

Berat, gaby, Janice, aloyho, plimrn, capthaddock, chinchini, xavshot, tjanze, alekpet has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 3240
Points: 32
  • None
Additional Photos by Nikki Francis (cherryripe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2060 W: 344 N: 3714] (21033)
View More Pictures