The contrast between forest inside the park boundary and grazing land outside the park boundary is striking. Here are some more excellent pictures of that boundary: http://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/01/mount-taranaki-and-egmont-national-park.html
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Earth from Space: Egmont National Park, New Zealand
In this composite image you can see the Egmont National Park with the Mount Taranaki volcano, New Zealand, imaged by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) aboard Landsat 8. The images were taken June 6th, 2016 at 10:06pm GMT.
A quite interesting example on how designating an area as a National Park can protect the environment. At the center you can see the Mount Taranaki volcano (https://goo.gl/7vyMBh), a stratovolcano (https://goo.gl/x0gjJY) with an elevation of 2,518 meters (8,261 feet), located in the Egmont National Park (https://goo.gl/huJjH6) in New Zealand, which was established in 1900. The differences in vegetation of the protected area with a radius of 9.6 kilometers around the summit, compared to the unprotected area are striking.
Egmont National Park is located close to the west coast of the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui, https://goo.gl/ay3tHZ) of New Zealand.
A larger version of this image (19 megapixels) with a scale of 15 meters/pixel, as well as a NIR/SWIR version can be found here:
https://flic.kr/p/NzGYF1 (natural colors)
The area on Google maps:
For those interested, here the technical data for this image. The image is a pansharpened OLI Band 4-3-2 (natural color) image. The colors are near natural but slightly oversaturated, contrast is slightly enhanced. Image scale is 37.5 meters/pixel.
More images of Earth from Space:
More on Landsat 8:
What is pan sharpening?
Image credit: Egmont National Park, New Zealand Landsat 8 data courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey / Processed by Pierre Markuse
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