White Island: exploring an active volcano

Sitting 49km off the coast of New Zealand’s North Island, White Island or Whakaari in Māori, is one of the world’s most accessible active marine volcano!

Built up by continuous volcanic activity over the past 150,000 years, major eruptions in 1981–83 altered much of the island’s landscape and destroyed the extensive pōhutukawa forest.

Here are 20 “raw” photos of Whakaari / White Island (and some whales!):

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Raw photos: no post prod, no filter AT ALL!

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