New Zealand glacial river

Taken at Mt Cook and looking towards a glacial lake.

The milky blue colour of the water is due to sediment from the glacier.

We didn't actually see Mt Cook (NZ's highest mountain) as it was obscured by cloud unfortunately, the scenery was magnificent even without seeing the mountain tops.

  • Patricia Thomas 5y

    Amazing place! A bit cold and lonely; great capture.
  • ZebraMule 5y

    This is a knock-out! Love the detail up front.
  • Tanya Felsheim 5y

    Awesome photo!
  • Extra Medium 5y

    I've been just a few meters from this spot, if it's where I'm thinking it is. Such an amazing place and it's on my list of places to visit again, someday
  • Michelle 5y

    Gorgeous!
  • LIZZARDLIZZ PHOTOGRAPHY 5y

    Wow, how beautiful! Gorgeous shot! This is an amazing place! I would love to be standing there right now! Thanks for sharing this!
  • kerbysdreamworld 5y

    this shot is absolutely amazing.
  • susan 5y

    breathtaking. gasp!
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  • pj58 5y

    beautiful! NZ is on my list to visit one day....
  • escribirconlacabeza 5y

    Muy bien compuesta y excelentes contrastes. Me gustan mucho las luces y las tonalidades sobre el agua y las rocas. Si me permites un nimio consejo, aplicando un nd sobre el raw en acr ganarían en contraste entre el cielo y la cumbre nevada. Un abrazo.

    Very well composed and excellent contrast. I really like the lights and shades on the water and rocks. If I let a trivial advice, applying a nd in the raw acr gain in contrast between the sky and the snowy summit. A hug.
  • rosa_rusa 5y

    amazing-place
    amazing-shoot
  • Evan Travers 5y

    Gorgeous pale blues... I really like the direction you took this in.
  • Doug Draut 5y

    I like the brown plants or whatever it is on the sides of the water dividing the photo. Could really be two great photos. Great work!
  • Jacki 5y

    wish I was there.... : )

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  • Danskie.Dijamco.Photography 5y

    awesome shot! superb composition!
  • Lisa Bettany 5y

    gorgeous shot!
  • Findo 4y

    very nice!
  • George Novak 4y

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  • electric hellfire 4y

    love it!
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Taken on July 24, 2010
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