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Mount Doon in the Realm of Lord of the Rings
New Zealand

Caught off-guard by the freezing gushing high wind, almost everyone who hiked the Tongariro Crossing that morning had to retreat to lower ground for safety reason - the famous view with the Emerald Lakes and the Blue Lake had to be forsaken with this less thrilling view of Mt Ngauruhoe, which has gained huge exposure with the Trilogy Lord of the Rings which it stands in as Mt. Doom - at 2,291m it takes in reality a considerably lesser time of about 90 mins to scale up to the crater - to throw the Ring into it.

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Taken: 24/03/2009
Uploaded: 31/05/2011
Updated: 11/06/2014
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