Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mount Eden Crater

The crater of Mount Eden, a dormant volcano in the middle of Auckland, New Zealand.

Mount Eden is called Maungawhau ('Mountain of the Whau tree') in Maori. It is 196 metres above sea level and is the highest natural (non-manmade) point in Auckland.

The bowl-like crater (as seen in the photo above) is 50 metres deep. The effect of an ultra-wide angle lens makes it look shallower than it really is.

Mount Eden last erupted about 15,000 years ago.

Location: Mount Eden / Maungawhau Domain, Auckland, New Zealand. [S36 52.656 E174 45.887]

PhotoID: B_20110312_28794

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