Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Heart of North Island -- The 626 square km (232 square mile) freshwater lake is the largest in all New Zealand. Situated at the center of the North Island, the now-tranquil lake is the result of a cataclysmic volcanic eruption taking place in AD 130; the ash-reddened skies were observed as far away as China and Rome. The many streams that feed the lake are known for their bounty of trout.

This photo was taken with the Nikon D100 digital SLR and 20mm f/2.8 lens.

New Zealand 2004

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