Den (dewhitton) wrote,
Den
dewhitton

New Zealand

Photos of the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area. There are many more on my Flickr site

Yes, it is hot enough to kill you. Stay on the paths.
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area



Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area

"Artist's Pallet." The circular pool on the right is the "Champagne Pool." It is 75C at the surface, and is 70m deep. Water enters at the bottom at <150C
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area

Carbon Dioxide bubbles on the Champagne Pool, which give it the name. The red material is iron deposits.
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area

Sinter Surface
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area

A wall of sulphur
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area

A deep pond coloured by arsenic compounds.
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area

A pool of boiling mud.
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area
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