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  • Famous Pohutu Geyser faithfully erupts skyward 2-3 times every hour in spectacular displays of shooting steam and hot water. Located at Te Puia on the outskirts of Rotorua town. width:640;;height:402
  • A large gray sulfuric plateau is slowly building up around the geyser, as hot mineral-rich water flows off the blow hole. width:640;;height:480
  • Splotches of vibrant yellow sulfur brighten up the burgeoning plateau. width:640;;height:480
  • A close-up reveals the deposits looking quite similar to cave stalagtites. width:640;;height:480
  • Crystal-clear turqoise waters of Blue Lake lie just a few meters from the geyser. width:640;;height:369
  • Boiling liquid mud steams in a small pit at Kuirau Park in central Rotorua town. width:640;;height:480
  • Nearby a thick dark mud pool slowly boils and steams. width:640;;height:480
  • Brilliant yellow sulphur deposits color a shallow flow of water in Kuirau Park, looking like a grotesque chemical spill. width:640;;height:480
  • Close up of the sulfuric deposits. width:640;;height:480
  • Another hissing and boiling hot zone with variously colored pools looks like some sort of war zone. width:640;;height:480
  • Sulfuric lumps steam near Pohuto Geyser. width:640;;height:480
  • This huge mud pool near the geyser is constantly steaming and boiling. width:640;;height:480
  • Close-up shot of the boiling, steaming mud. width:640;;height:480
  • ...and another boiling mud shot. width:640;;height:480
  • This odd froth bubbles out from under rocks at Kuirau Park. width:640;;height:480
  • Steaming rock zone at Kuirau Park. width:640;;height:480
  • This beautiful hot pond steams during cold winter air at Kuirau Park. width:640;;height:480
  • Pohutu Geyser blows again at Te Puia. width:360;;height:480
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