Lake Tarawera, Mt Tarawera, Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand. Sunrise. 6th Jan 2012. I was up at 5am for this shot, the sun would nt rise till 6am. The birds where just starting to awake and fill the silence with their dawn chorus. The stars where still out, but fading fast with the coming light. I sat and watched as the light got brighter and birds got louder, what a beautiful morning. The sun was due to come up behind the right hand side of the mountain, which made the glow even better than I was expecting. Nikon D200, 10-24mm nikon lens, tripod.