One cold foggy winters day in beautiful New Zealand

The milky colour of the water of Sulphur Bay is caused by particles of sulphur being suspended in the water. This sulphur has been produced by hydrogen sulphide gas rising from the lake.
The smells of Sulphur Bay and Lake Rotorua are from sulphurous gases belched from the depths of the Earth and resemble rotten eggs !!
Steam and gases can be heard bubbling and roaring to the surface through vents and pools :))

©2008 Globalphotos All rights reserved.
All photographs, text and images by Globalphotos are the exclusive property of Globalphotos – protected under Australian and international copyright laws.
These images may not be reproduced, copied or manipulated without written permission.
No use for Public Domain.
Use of any image for another photographic concept or illustration is a violation of copyright.


lake, winter, mist, mirror, light, cold, reflection, peace, rain, still, fog, peaceful, nz, tranquility, quiet, rotorua, sulphur, volcanic, geology, geothermal, globalphotos


  • John Edwards
    John Edwardsalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful composition.

  • skywatcher
    skywatcheralmost 6 years ago

    Stunning ! Says it all

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 6 years ago
    Varinia your title says it all, so calm and peaceful.x
  • lucin
    lucinalmost 6 years ago

    Ah, I agree about that comp. The texture of the rock with that smoooooooth water is most sensuous.

  • Caroline Gorka
    Caroline Gorkaalmost 6 years ago

    Yes,, lovely composition …love the feel of winter chill here.

  • flame7
    flame7almost 6 years ago

    Those rocks look like oysters! Beautufil image!

  • Stephanie Hillson
    Stephanie Hillsonalmost 6 years ago

    ahhh its beautiful !!! what lovely serene colours!

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 6 years ago

    Wow, I can almost smell it from here – hehehe
    Wonderful, as always …

  • joak
    joakalmost 6 years ago

    could be my country great shot cheers!

  • BornToRoam
    BornToRoamalmost 6 years ago

    Serene, muted and beautiful. Great composition and feel to this, well done!

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait