Sulfur rock at Te Puia Maori Thermal Reserve

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Te Puia is a historic Maori village in the Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on the edge of Rotorua. It is a home to the world-famous Pohutu geyser, mud pools, hot springs, and silica formations. It’s in a thermally active area and the smell of sulfur hangs in the air.

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Birds silhouettes

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This photograph was taken at Lake Rotorua, on a very rainy and foggy day. Despite the weather we went for a walk along the smelliest tourist attraction in New Zealand. At the end of our walk there was a tree without any leaves, with multitude of water birds. Since the background was obscured by heavy cloud the dispersed light created a perfect opportunity for silhouette style photograph.

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