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Mount Ngauruhoe is one of many active stratovolcanoes on the North Island of New Zealand.

The volcano known as Mount Ngauruhoe is the youngest vent and second highest peak in the Tongariro volcanic complex on the Central Plateau of the North Island of New Zealand. Mount Ngauruhoe first erupted approximately 2,500 years ago and lies between the active volcanoes of Mount Tangariro and Mount Ruapehu.There are many explanations as to where the name of this volcano came from but the most realistic one is Nga Uru Hoe which means "throwing heated stones". Mt Ngauruhoe has erupted about 45 times in the 20th century which has made it one of the world's most active volcanoes in that time period. This volcano is rated as a one on the alert level which means that there are signs of volcano unrest.Mount Ngauruhoe in New Zealand is a beautifully shaped volcano that sits on the edge of the Tongariro mountain range. The elevation is 7,516 feet and the slopes to the summit of the volcano are still perfectly symmetrical. ... continue below the picture...



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Photo of Mount Ngauruhoe, a volcano situated in Tongariro National Park on the North Island of New Zealand.

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... Moderate scrambling skills are required during the summer months but come winter the steep slopes of the volcano are only appropriate for experienced mountaineers.Mt Ngauruhoe, seen from the Whakapapa Skifield on Mt Ruapehu in Tongariro National Park, World Heritage Site, Central North Island, New Zealand.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/10.0, exposure time of 1/100 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 100mm.

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Volcano New Zealand
Mount Ngauruhoe is one of many active stratovolcanoes on the North Island of New Zealand.
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Rolf Hicker
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