Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe, New Zealand

Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe, New Zealand

Description: Mount Ngauruhoe is an active stratovolcano or composite cone, made from layers of lava and tephra. It is the youngest vent in the Tongariro volcanic complex on the Central Plateau of the North Island, and first erupted about 2,500 years ago. Although seen by most as a volcano in its own right, it is technically a secondary cone of Mount Tongariro.

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Keywords: New Zealand, Tongariro National Park, stratovolcano, composite cone, Ngauruhoe, Tongariro, World Heritage site, mountain, snow, volcano, national park, Mt Doom, Lord of the Rings

Exif: Exposure: 1/125, Aperture: 16.0, ISO: 100

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