“Artist’s palette” and “The Champagne Pool”: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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Located on the North Island of New Zealand, the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is one of the country’s most famous attractions

Located on the North Island of New Zealand, the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is one of the country’s most famous attractions

© RIA Novosti . Irina OvchinnikovaLocated on the North Island of New Zealand, the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is one of the country’s most famous attractions. Photo: “The Champagne Pool.”
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Located on the North Island of New Zealand, the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is one of the country’s most famous attractions. Photo: “The Champagne Pool.”
© RIA Novosti . Irina OvchinnikovaThe Champagne Pool is a 65 meter-wide lake. It was named for the bubbling carbon dioxide which looks like champagne
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The Champagne Pool is a 65 meter-wide lake. It was named for the bubbling carbon dioxide which looks like champagne
© RIA Novosti . Irina OvchinnikovaThe temperature on the surface is 75 degrees C, whereas in depth it reaches 260 degrees
“Artist’s palette” and “The Champagne Pool”: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland - Sputnik International
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The temperature on the surface is 75 degrees C, whereas in depth it reaches 260 degrees
© RIA Novosti . Irina OvchinnikovaThe pool’s water is oversaturated with semimetal compounds such as arsenic and antimony sulphides which form colorful sediments. Bright stripes of underwater orange oxides contrast with light grey lime deposits
“Artist’s palette” and “The Champagne Pool”: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland - Sputnik International
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The pool’s water is oversaturated with semimetal compounds such as arsenic and antimony sulphides which form colorful sediments. Bright stripes of underwater orange oxides contrast with light grey lime deposits
© RIA Novosti . Irina Ovchinnikova “Artist’s Palette” is one more colorful spots in the park. Colored “eyelets” look like spots of paint
“Artist’s palette” and “The Champagne Pool”: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland - Sputnik International
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“Artist’s Palette” is one more colorful spots in the park. Colored “eyelets” look like spots of paint
© RIA Novosti . Irina OvchinnikovaEmerald Pool
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Emerald Pool
© RIA Novosti . Irina OvchinnikovaA waterfall in clouds of steam
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A waterfall in clouds of steam
© RIA Novosti . Irina OvchinnikovaPre-historic forest
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Pre-historic forest
© RIA Novosti . Irina OvchinnikovaOne should walk with extreme caution in the fumarole fields. Jumping is out of the question for fear of falling into underground passages created by hot gases
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One should walk with extreme caution in the fumarole fields. Jumping is out of the question for fear of falling into underground passages created by hot gases
© RIA Novosti . Irina OvchinnikovaThe Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. The words “wai-o-tapu” means “sacred waters” in Maori
“Artist’s palette” and “The Champagne Pool”: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland - Sputnik International
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The Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. The words “wai-o-tapu” means “sacred waters” in Maori
© RIA Novosti . Irina OvchinnikovaThe Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
“Artist’s palette” and “The Champagne Pool”: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland - Sputnik International
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