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Photo: Active Volcano White Island Bay Of Plenty New Zealand

Situated 48 kilometres off the coastline of the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand, White Island is an active marine volcano is also a scenic reserve only accessible by boat or helicopter.

A surreal scene greets the visitor during a tour from Whakatane to White Island, an active marine volcano in the Bay of Plenty. The Maori name for White Island is Whakaari.

As inhospitable as this place looks, there have been residents that have lived here and there are still residents now - of the winged variety.

From the late 1880's through to the early 1900's sulphur mining was attempted on White Island on numerous occasions until in 1914 a collapse of the crater rim caused a lahar which killed all the workers. The only survivor was their cat named Peter the Great! Only one other attempt to mine was made after that but was abandoned due to insufficient amounts of sulphur.

Other residents of this very active volcano are the Australasian Gannets ... continue below the picture...



Active Volcano White Island Bay Of Plenty New Zealand

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Active Volcano White Island Bay Of Plenty New Zealand
Photo of the active volcano, White Island off the coast of the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

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... who've created a colony on the outer slopes of the island.

View of White Island, an active volcano, from Wilson Bay, Bay of Plenty, East Coast, North Island, New Zealand.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/320 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 68mm.

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Active Volcano White Island Bay Of Plenty New Zealand
Situated 48 kilometres off the coastline of the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand, White Island is an active marine volcano is also a scenic reserve only accessible by boat or helicopter.
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Rolf Hicker
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