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Hooker Glacier & Mt Cook

By JohnEW  
When I uploaded an aerial shot of Lake Pukaki , Caledonia asked 'any more?'. Also, mrswoolybill was interested in the glacial run-off. So here is an actual glacier.

According to Wikipedia, the Hooker Glacier (bottom left of my shot) is one of several glaciers close to the slopes of Aoraki/Mount Cook in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Though not as large as its neighbour, the Tasman Glacier, it is still impressive and is some 11 kilometres in length. It is on the southwestern slopes of Aoraki/Mt Cook and is the source of the Hooker River, a small tributary of the Tasman River, which flows into Lake Pukaki. One of New Zealand's more accessible glaciers, it can be seen clearly from the start of the Copland Track, close to The Hermitage.

In fact, my earlier picture of Aoraki/Mt Cook was taken from The Hermitage car park, but you are too low down there to see the glacier. This shot is taken from a helicopter at approximately 8,000 ft altitude, which is high enough to see the glacier!

38mm f/16 1/1000 ISO200

Tags: Alps General Mountain Peak New zealand South island Glacier Alpine Southern alps Cook Hooker Nz Mount cook Landscape and travel Aoraki Mnt cook

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Comments


ericfaragh 13 132 3 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2007 10:19PM
Marvellous detail.

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shutter speed 12 369 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2007 12:09AM
Blimey thatís impressive superb image John.

Ian.
imagio 10 12 1 England
12 Jun 2007 12:37AM
Fab shot..
u47sb2 10 36 Scotland
12 Jun 2007 12:56AM
Impressive/dramatic. I was stuck to taking glacier shots from on them themselves!
Caledonia 10 2 Scotland
12 Jun 2007 6:18AM
Awsome shot John! The detail is excellent .... so sharp and clear from a moving vehicle!!! You also have great perspective and I feel I could almost be there. Deserves many more clicks!
Marie
Scott_Scot 11 4 4 Scotland
12 Jun 2007 8:29AM
Thank you John, for sharing this superb shot.

Now I just have to go and climb it!!!

Scotty
12 Jun 2007 12:46PM
Fabulous shot..
Patsy
JohnEW 9 3
12 Jun 2007 2:03PM
Thanks for c&C, there are more of these, you have been warned Wink.
John

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