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Snares Islands (2nd of 3)

Snares Islands

The Snares Islands are a group of small islands, exposed to the southern oceans. They are made of granite into which the sea has cut steep cliffs, making it difficult to land. This view looks southwards towards South Promontory, with Broughton Island in the background.

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Photograph by Tui De Roy

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Landscapes – overview - Offshore islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13067/snares-islands (accessed 21 July 2017)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015