Hot water Champagne Pool at Waiotapu, New Zealand

Hot water Champagne Pool at Waiotapu, New Zealand

E570/0168 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 58.3MB

Downloadable file size: 5.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Champagne pool. Steam rises from a geothermal (hot) pool known as Champagne Pool in New Zealand, while carbon dioxide bubbles to the surface. Water from this pool contains silicate of lime (sinter) deposited as the water evaporates. The sinter has formed the largest geothermal terrace in New Zealand. At a temperature of 74 degrees Celsius, and pH of 5.4, the acidic chloride water contains gold, silver, mercury, sulphur, arsenic, thallium, antimony, and other minerals. The pool is 60 metres in diameter and 60 metres deep. It was formed 900 years ago in the explosion crater of a volcano. Photographed at Waiotapu (Maori for "Sacred Water") on North Island.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: carbon dioxide, champagne pool, geothermal, geothermal pool, hot, hot pool, new zealand, pool, sinter pool, waiotapu

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.