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Lay of the Land
Photograph by Frans Lanting

White Island, a privately owned volcanic outcropping off New Zealand’s North Island, still boils at its core. Volcanic ash and infilled craters testify to the continual activity of the volcano, which has puffed steam and gases for as long as Kiwis can remember. New Zealand boasts a diverse geology, from volcanoes to low-lying grasslands to surf-battered coasts to grinding glaciers that have scoured a mountain realm peaking with 12,316-foot (3,754-meter) Mount Cook in the Southern Alps.

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Camera: Nikon
Film Type: Fujichrome
Lens: 24mm
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

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