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Clouds Over Mt. Ngauruhoe – Tongariro, New Zealand


Photo of the Day – Clouds Over Mt. Ngauruhoe – Tongariro, New Zealand

The famous Mt. Doom from the Lord of the Rings films is just one of the special views you get to take in on your stroll along the path of the world’s single greatest day hike. Beware, the weather can move through the area quite quickly, but if you are lucky you will catch a clear view of the volcanic crater crest.

Clouds Over Mt. Ngauruhoe - Tongariro, New Zealand

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Trailhead – Tongariro, New Zealand


Photo of the Day – Tongariro Alpine Crossing Trailhead – Tongariro, New Zealand

From what I remember, this was just the beginning of what turned out to be an epic day hike which some call the Best Day Hike in the World (AbsoluteVisit ranks it #85 in the entire world!). The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is an incredible and extremely diverse trail taking you up, down, and around valleys, hills, mountains, deserts, volcanoes, and sulfuric lakes. In case you can’t tell, I highly recommend it!

This photo is pretty simple and can be replicated in lots of places around the world. The composition of the trail leading to something in the distance draws your eye from the front of the photo to the back keeping it interesting. With focus throughout the entire field of the photo, there are clear elements in the foreground and background which adds depth. Try this shot out – it’s easy and I bet you can find a similar composition just walking out your door.

Has anyone else been here? What is your favorite hike in the world?

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