Mount Ngauruhoe (1711/2460)

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The young composite cone of Mount Ngauruhoe rises prominently from the southern face of Mt Tongariro. Ngauruhoe is around 2500 years old and last errupted only a few decades ago. The harsh climate and recent soils allow only scattered tussocks and a few hardy herbs to grow.

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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