As a rugged river of ice full of deep crevasses, the Fox Glacier which is situated in the Westland National Park of New Zealand, works constantly in shaping the surrounding landscape.
Etching out a glacial path by gouging the rocky landscape of the mountains of the Southern Alps as it moves toward the Tasman sea, Fox Glacier drops an incredible 2,600 metres from the Main Divide over a short distance of 13 kilometres on it's journey toward the coast. It is one of the only glaciers in the world to be advancing rather than retreating and has been doing so since the 1980's.
During the last ice age the glacier reached beyond the present coastline, however now the Fox River bridges the gap between the terminal face and the Tasman Sea.
The terminal face of Fox Glacier, which is one of the most accessible in the world, is a short distance from the township of the same name and is a popular tourist destination on the West Coast of New Zealand.
Aerial view of Fox Glacier seen during a Mount Cook Spectacular with landing flight (40 minutes) with Glacier Helicopters, Westland National Park, Westland, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/640 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 52mm.
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