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The Peaks of Fox Glacier

The Peaks of Fox Glacier

I'd never seen, let along walked on, a glacier before. I didn't know what to expect, except that it would be a new experience. After five hours walking on the ice of Fox Glacier, I had nothing less than an ear-to-ear smile on my face. The ice had these deep blue color in various places, was crystal clear in some places, and speckled with avalanche debris in others. Viewed from the face of the glacier, the peaks seem small and insignificant. But, once we got closer to them their size and mass became increasingly obviously. I took this image, a five frame panorama while one of our guides scouted out a potential route forward. While I usually eschew people in my landscapes, I included our guide in this image to give a sense of scale, putting the waterfall, crevasses, and peaks into perspective. I'm sure you can imagine how happy I was to be in this place taking pictures for several hours…and that's even after one of the cameras I was carrying, one that I'd received three days before, had totally died just two hours into this excursion.

Fox GlacierGlacierNew ZealandOceaniaSouth Island