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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Te_Waikoropupu_Springs

Te Waikoropupu Springs also known as the Pupu Springs, it is the largest, clearest of New Zealand's freshwater springs. The basin containing the main spring is 42 metres across, and through a system of mirrors scientists have recorded the horizontal visibility at 62 metres (203 feet) a world record - the springs are considered to be the clearest fresh water in the world.

- The only place known to have greater clarity is under the Ross Sea Ice Shelf in Antarctica

- 14000 litres of water per second is discharged on average.

- The water stays underground between 2-10 years before being forced out.

One of the side pools and because of the angle of the sun ... the best view that day - the slightly fuzzy area is called "dancing sands" where the vents continually lift small particles
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Oct 31 2007 10:12 GMT caferr
wonderful work...
Oct 31 2007 10:41 GMT h43
Fantastic light and colour.
Oct 31 2007 10:44 GMT alina13
Very nice place!
Oct 31 2007 11:09 GMT gafaway
interesting to know ! lovely photo the blue is stunning !
Oct 31 2007 11:55 GMT mbz
very beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 31 2007 12:11 GMT u40
fajne foto
Oct 31 2007 12:24 GMT simisa
Amazing place! Thanks for your detailed explanations!
Oct 31 2007 12:49 GMT LauraMarie78 PRO
Beautiful Picture
Oct 31 2007 15:21 GMT YesHello
PuPu Springs, dont think i will go in there!!! LOL
Oct 31 2007 15:43 GMT pauli3522
SO NICE..I CAN SEE THE STONES THROUGHT THE WATER...PURE WATER..
Oct 31 2007 16:01 GMT zeba
great shot! love that colors!!!
Oct 31 2007 17:23 GMT Lesita
beautiful
Nov 01 2007 06:44 GMT fredaFunSite
woow...very beautiful...it's simply amazingly peaceful feeling looking at it.
Nov 01 2007 07:20 GMT Midworlder PRO
Yes ... and uit is a little off the beaten track as they say ... so still a little unspoilt
Nov 04 2007 22:33 GMT Ometepe
FANTASTICA

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