New Zealand- March 15th

Continued from March 14th.

I slept in because Tropical Storm Luci came into New Zealand this day and the next.  The winds started gusting quite strongly, disrupting the black swans on Lake Taupo.

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 Driving southwest towards Tongariro National Park, I stopped a few times for pockets of sunlight as it started to rain and clouds soon completely covered the landscape.

Later in the day.. HOLY COW, There is a rainbow all over the landscape and IT IS A DOUBLE RAINBOW, a full, beautiful arch too wide for my widest angle lens. Heck yes! It was still raining, and it was gorgeous. 

This image is a stitch of 7 vertical frames at 28mm. I’m standing on the hill that casts the shadow into the foreground. Behind all those clouds are Ruapehu and Ngoruhoe. 

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Then I looked behind me- the sun setting through the rain and haze was even more beautiful than the rainbow. These turned out to be some of my favorite images on the whole north island. 

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