A Mini Volcano
This was shot in the Geothermal region around Rotorua, New Zealand. The image is somewhat deceptive as this Volcano was perhaps 1 foot tall, spewing an aromatic steam of Sulpher. It actually looks much larger in the image, could even be an Island in the Tasman Sea! The colors were just spectacular!
Rotorua is one of the world’s most spectacular Geothermal Wonderlands. Geothermal activity, from the Greek geo meaning earth and therme meaning heat,
seethes from cracks in the streets, steams from backyard hot pools, bursts from geysers throughout the area, and bubbles from cauldron-like mud pools.
The phenomenal creativity of nature can be seen in all its glory right here in Rotorua. Multi-hued lichens, moss and salt structures blend harmoniously with
lush native greens, crystal blue lakes and earth tones ranging from rust to ochre. Splendid examples of silicate and mineral formations rise from and mould
into a landscape sculpted by the region’s turbulent volcanic activity for thousands of years, and the resulting terraces, valleys and lakes are beyond
beauty, they are nature’s own art form.
Rotorua and its surrounding areas are charged with a primordial ambiance that challenges the auditory, visual and olfactory senses. www.kerstenbeck.com