This picture was sent in on the weekend (great spotting, thanks Ross) its a great pic as you can see a black-backed gull flying past (and you can actually see the top of ) Mt Egmont /Taranaki!
It got me thinking to some other strange things we have seen on the volcano cameras over the years ....
On the left, a spider has a made a home on the Ruapehu cam, and on the right a fly is hanging out with Dino on White Island.
You can also see Dino supporting the All Blacks here
We often get emails in from people curious about black dots (or aliens) showing up on the webcams:
I can assure you these are not aliens! When the sun is shining directly onto our cameras, they find it a bit bright so the sun is shown as a black dot!
At white Island you can also see the robot-looking camera reflected onto the image.
And here a red 'alien' caused by another camera reflection.
We often see the helicopters landing on White Island and various tour groups (so next time make sure and wave)
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