Tongariro National Park, Blue Lake in foreground, New Zealand

Tongariro National Park, Blue Lake in foreground, New Zealand

Description: The view from a flight over Tongariro National Park: broad-domed Tongariro with Blue Lake (in foreground), conical Ngauruhoe and snow-capped Ruapehu.
Tongariro is a large andesitic volcanic massif and Ngauruhoe is the youngest and main vent of the complex, it has grown to become the highest peak of the massif since its birth about 2500 years ago.

[display photography on the map]

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Exif: Exposure: 1/250, Aperture: 11.0, ISO: 100

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