- Posted March 21, 2013 by
Taupo, New Zealand
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Travel photo of the day
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand’s oldest national park, consists of three volcanoes: Mount Tongariro, Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapehu and sits a short drive from the town of Taupo. Mount Tongariro erupted late last year and as you can see in the image, still has steam pulsing from one of its vents. The day looked promising for a nice sunset from the start, which for me is never a good sign as weather in locations like this can vary hour to hour. I scouted out a location on the shore of Lake Taupo with a nice angle of the three volcanoes and checked into my hotel and returned to my chosen ground. The cloud cover held perfect into late afternoon at which time the show began, mildly at first, it just kept getting better and better until it ended with a colorful crescendo. I was not sure my camera could capture all of the different colors I saw that evening, but this one image did a pretty good job. Tongariro is truly a magical place.