From above Lake Pukaki on the South Island of New Zealand you can see across the horizon to the beautiful snow covered peaks of Mt. Cook and the Southern Alps. This picture almost seems too unique to be true, but it is a actual photograph of the scenery that surrounds the South Island.
In the foreground of the picture, the lush green tree tops sway in the breeze that tower over Lake Pukaki and eventually make their way down to the waters edge. Lake Pukaki has an extraordinary blue coloring to its water as it is glacial fed and spans an area of about eighty square kilometers at 480 meters above sea level.
Across the lake, a small island sits off the jetty and then the land increases immensely in height as Mt. Cook and the Southern Alps rise above the lake. Pukaki Lake and Lake Tekapo are very important to the New Zealand community as they provide over half of New Zealand's hydroelectricity storage capacity.
The scenery around Mt Cook and Lake Pukaki on the South Island of New Zealand is not only a photographers paradise but many people come here to spend time enjoying the outdoor activities available. Swimming, canoeing, boating are a few of the water sports but as people head to the hills of Mt. Cook, they find a new challenge in mountain climbing. Whatever your vacation entitles while on the South Island of New Zealand, one thing for sure is that the scenery is breathtaking.
Mt Cook and the Southern Alps with Lake Pukaki in the foreground, Mackenzie Basin, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand.
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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/320 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 235mm.
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