New Zealand North Island, Rotorua area Wai-O-Tapu (Sacred Waters). Visiting tourists, a mixture of white and Asian families, enveloped by the steam from the thermal pools are taking family photographs.
It is an area associated with the immense pressures attributable to the Indian – Australian Plate rising and overlapping the Pacific Plate causing a fault line which enables heat from below the earth’s crust to radiate upwards towards the surface and form geothermal features.