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I am standing now in a dead crater of volcano and we have a closer look at Mt.Ngauruhoe seen from the South crater of Mt.Tongariro. The young, symmetrical cone of Ngauruhoe (2287m) is considered to be a vent of the Tongariro Volcano.

You probably recognize the shape - yes, this place played the role of Mordor in Lord of the Rings movie. Of course some extensive digital processing was applied but .. this IS the Land of Mordor.
The weather was rather fine if one could disregard the frozing wind, but the visibility was marvelous.
See also my yesterday's post

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