New Zealand - Jeff Henry Photography
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Blue and Green

Blue and Green

A scene from Fox Glacier on New Zealand's South Island. Fox is one of just a handful of glaciers in the world that run from a mountain and through rain forest.; it is also one of the world's most easily accessible glaciers. Near the end of our five hours on the glacier, we came across this view and it was stunning. I remember just standing there for a minute or two, just soaking in the scene without thinking about taking a picture. The ice captured me first: the beautiful turquoise blue, the veins of grey rocks, the sharp edges, and multiple layers. Then I saw the green vegetation attempting to grow on the avalanche -prone hillside beyond, with the single thread-like cascading down towards the valley. As I was crafting this image, I purposefully decided to keep the small remanent of cloud visible in the upper right corner; it shows how low the clouds came that day, and adds to the overall mood of the image.

Fox GlacierGlacierNew ZealandOceaniaSouth Island