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Hooker Valley - Mount Cook, NZ | by Mary Faith.
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Hooker Valley - Mount Cook, NZ

Unfortunately another misty day with Mount Cook - NZ's highest mountain, hiding in the clouds.

The base of Mount Sefton can be seen under the mist in this shot.

The turquoise water,is a feature of this area of glacial activity.

"Any rock trapped against the sides of the ice flow is ground, with huge force, along the solid rock of the valley floor and walls. Such is the force, the grinding action of rock against rock results in a powder as fine as flour. It is often referred to as glacial flour.

The fine flour is carried with the ice down the valley until the warmth of the lower altitude reduces the ice to water. This results in the turquoise colour."

   

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Taken on August 14, 2012