Daily Archives: May 12, 2018

Mount Ngauruhoe

Tongariro National Park, in the North Island of New Zealand, is home to a number of volcanoes and other geologically-active areas. Mount Ngauruhoe, the red mountain seen here, is one of those – it is an active volcano that erupted multiple times in the last century. This is also the mountain that “played” Mount Doom in the Lord of the Rings movie series.

(Sony A65, ISO 100, f/8, 17mm [25mm equiv.], 1/640s)

This photo was taken in May of 2017, from the track of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, which is an amazing 20km hike through the national park – in the photo, you can see the trail crossing the valley and winding up the mountain.