Mount Taranaki

An aerial view of Egmont National Park, Taranaki, New Zealand.


Taken from the window of an airplane. A rough pass through Photoshop filters has removed the glare.

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  • Holger Selover-Stephan 10y

    Incredible!! Why is the green ring around the volcano so round? Is this the man made boundary of the park?
  • Jon Sullivan PRO 10y

    Yes, made by European settler men. This would have all been forest not so very long ago. Now what is not National Park is mostly dairy farming. It makes for a spectacular view.
  • mellotrongirl 10y

    reminds me a little of Mt. Osorno in Chile, also in a preserve. The green ring & the symmetry of the mountain.

    Actually, now that I see it again--it's like a little Mt. Shasta with Shastina.
  • Tomiaow 9y

  • Jon Sullivan PRO 9y

    Invitation accepted. Thanks.
  • Daimon Eklund PRO 9y

    Awesome photo - love the fact you can see exactly where the park boundaries are because that's where the trees are.
  • AndrewB_NZ 9y

    Cool image - from the angle, Fantham's Peak (the bit jutting towards the plane in this shot) you would have been over South Taranaki, the town in the lower right would be Stratford and in the top-right corner by the coast, I think that's a glimpse of New Plymouth.
  • Walt PRO 9y

    What a great shot. One of the best shots I've ever seen of what is probably my favorite mountain.
  • LeszekZadlo PRO 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 100 + Viewed Best of Geology (Add 1, Award 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Te Ara PRO 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • sempre_vivace 6y

    wow what am amazing photo! o our mountain - how i love it!
  • jaymasood 6y

    Excellent shot!

    Thank you for sharing it under Creative Commons license.

    I came across it today and have included it now in one of my earlier post about Mt. Taranaki in my Travelogue of an Armchair Traveller. I have given due credit to you.

    The travelogue is a non-profit ads free blog which I have created as a pastime and I do not derive any monetary benefit from it.


  • belkerina 5y

    Ive just had friends come back from N..P from Aus and they loved it there espec the Magestic MT Taranaki so proud to be from there
  • Sunil Garg 4y

    This indeed is a beautiful view.
  • Sandy Austin PRO 3y

    You are so lucky, Jon! Of all the times I've been in Taranaki, the mountain was covered with cloud! Superb shot. Seen in
  • Jon Sullivan PRO 3y

    Thanks for all your kind words. It was a lucky shot.
  • Alex Schwab 3y

    Ahhh beautiful Mt Taranaki, so pure.
  • brewbooks PRO 2y

    Interesting mountain, as is the circular preserve around it,
  • Matthew Hill 6mo

    I have a client who has written a book on the Taranaki region and would like to be able to use your aerial photo of Mt Taranaki on a website promoting the book. Is it possible to get permission do do this?
  • Jon Sullivan PRO 6mo

    That's certainly a possibility. You can email details to
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Taken on July 23, 2003
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