During one of the many eruptions at White Island in the Bay of Plenty on New Zealand’s North Island the eastern crater wall collapsed and allowed the lahar to spill into the sea. This view is presented to you as you leave the island and look back at the crater from the launch. The remains of the ruined sulphur factory are behind the headland on the left of the picture. A video monitoring station has been mounted on this rocky outcrop to allow Geonet, the New Zealand geological survey organisation to keep watch on activity in the crater area.
Sony Alpha DSLR – A100, 1/80 sec, F14, ISO 100, Sigma DC 18-200mm lens at 18mm