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    Another holiday for Jak and I. This time two weeks in the South Island of New Zealand. While we were there, we booked a heli-hike on Fox Glacier.

    The helicopter took us for a quick flight up to the top of the glacier before dropping us off for a 4 hour guided walk. Absolutely awesome.

    Fox Glacier is one of the few rapidly advancing glaciers left in the world. Its been on the march about a metre a week for the last 15 years. Take that global warming!!! (actually its because of the dry hot winds coming off Australia, picking up moisture and dumping it as snow. Climate change is to blame/thank).

    You can see a wider view of the tunnel here.

    theurbannexus, paşanınyeri, and 169 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. tfontana 92 months ago | reply

      beautiful ice :)

    2. dave_apple 92 months ago | reply

      I still can't believe how much everyone likes this shot. I was happy with it, but didn't expect his kind of reaction. This has been my first shot to make number 1 in explore (my highest before was only 47. Though now it keeps dropping in and out. Especially since I added it to the global warming group! I blame the oil companies.

      If you read this and are holidaying in NZ, then make sure you save the money to do a glacier trip. It is a truely awesome experience.

    3. 92 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Breathtaking eye-catcher (Invite needed) 1. Contest is open, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    4. sallykelso 88 months ago | reply

      what do ya mean "point and shoot" shot? Looks like you took it on a dSLR handheld (very still) at 1/25 sec manually exposed! It's worth all the credit you got and more - well done.

    5. dave_apple 88 months ago | reply

      I was referring to my shooting style rather than my gear. I didn't really look at or mess with any settings, though I did have it on manual or Seng would tell me off when he saw them :P

    6. sengsta 88 months ago | reply

      Which goes to show that shooting manual is the way to get into Explore.

      I've just converted Moomu from shooting Av to shooting M (with fill flash). Yay! :-)

    7. dave_apple 88 months ago | reply

      And I hear you've been giving handy hints about the flash as well. I must learn to use mine better.

    8. sengsta 88 months ago | reply

      Get Moomu to show you - the buttons are located in identical places! And she uses a 430Ex too! :-)

    9. dave_apple 88 months ago | reply

      I will be asking her, especially since Mick paid no attention to what you showed her.

    10. Viral: The Channel [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Viral Flickr Wall, and we're trying to make a wall of images far a set on our show. We would love to use this photo on our wall, with your permission of course!

    11. yaelkau 82 months ago | reply


    12. Adisun 80 months ago | reply

      Wow, Gooooooooooooooood shot

    13. aaberg 79 months ago | reply

      A great shot, glaciers are so fascinating and beautiful!

    14. littlecynicism 78 months ago | reply

      Wow. That's crazy.

    15. urgrlgabby 77 months ago | reply


    16. Sibotk 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called colorful Flicky, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. Claire...Scherzinger... 72 months ago | reply

      I've always wanted to visit New Zealand, and now you've given me even more of a reason to go! :D The light and shades of blue compliment each other perfectly! I love this so much!

    18. Andreas.Helke 59 months ago | reply

      Invitation into one of the groups of the Amazing Image series.

      This group is part of a series. Its admin team invites all the images in the groups. So we have a collection of some of the most amazing images found on flickr in the form of high quality group pools concentrating on a narrow topic in each group.
      (The detailed explanation.) Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Amazing Image: Explored, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    19. Wish_Art 31 months ago | reply

      Very Cool shot :-)

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