Pictures of Volcanos

VolcanoCows

Yes, I know.  There are volcanos everywhere and we have all seen them, but I have never spent any quality time with volcanos so my last hurrah of a trip down-under was to tramp for 3 days around the bottoms, middles, and definitely the tops of active volcanoes. Tongariro has 3 of the most famous ones in NZ and I visited all three which are in a nice tight group. So, pictures of volcanos are a dime a dozen, but these are my dozen (actually a baker’s dozen). 

But first, just to give a touch of background, these volcanos regularly erupt. They are small eruptions, but people and property can get hurt.  There have been a number of eruptions since 2000.  The cafe where I have been getting my Flat White each morning has a photo of the 1996 eruption on the wall.  The Wakapapa Chateau at the ski village is in the foreground which makes the photo very dramatic.  Yesterday I was in front of the Chateau and tried to imagine 20 years ago.

VolvanoChateau

In any case, here is a selection of photos in no order.  The process of curation was whether I really liked the image. All the volcanos are napping now. If an image looks like something dramatic is happening, it isn’t.

VolcanoBlooms

VolcanoHikersCloud

VolcanoRed

VolcanoCloudBurst

VolcanoReflection

VolcanoHikers

VolcanoToilets

VolcanoSulphur
Walking through wisps of sulphur.

VolcanoHikersRidge

VolcanoMist

VolcanoMeadsWall
LOTR location again. I am on one volcano looking at another.

 

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