Franz Josef Glacier, NZ

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Comments (16)

jeff_msn123 on April 6, 2011

Great shot about Glacier. LIKE

Cheers, Jeff

g. ganotopoulos on April 6, 2011

Nice shot but very low res.

bdeh on April 7, 2011

Great shot Ian, looks cold to me. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on April 7, 2011

Thanks Jeff. It is great to be able to share this experience with you.


Ian Stehbens on April 7, 2011

Dear g. ganotopoulos.

I am pleased that you like the photo, but I don't know what you mean about the res. This is a 2.68MB file 1400x2100 in size - quite large for Panoramio. And the original is much larger as well. A 1MB file is more than adequate for Panoramio, in my opinion.

I'd be interested in any further thoughts or advice on this.



Ian Stehbens on April 7, 2011

Hi Berend,

Ice certainly looks cold but the day was warm and sunny - a lovely autumn day. This glacier descends to low altitude, and so we are not far above sea level at this point. It hasn't been as warm since for the first snows of this winter fell on the high country that very night, as a weather change swept through.

Early snows in April may indicate good snow falls this coming winter.

Warm regards,


Ahmet Bekir on April 9, 2011

Wonderful shot my mate Ian, unusual view for me and indeed well captured, hope you doing well and everything is OK around you, have a nice weekend ahead, Ahmet Bekir

p.s. like2

Ian Stehbens on April 9, 2011

It is special to be conversing with you, Ahmet right now. I was just looking at your recent uploads, wishing I could hear your commentary on your recent travel.

Glad that I can share a little of NZ with you. I so much enjoyed each day of our travels. More tomorrow, as we head into Christchurch for more teaching this week.



ƤōƝƓ on April 9, 2011

Stunning! I hope Franz Josef Glacier is not affected by the global climate change.


Ian Stehbens on April 9, 2011

Yes it is!! See that nick on the top left of the valley wall, Ah-Pong. That was the level of this glacier in 1865!

Thanks for your appreciation of this image.


Georgi Todorov on April 11, 2011

Wonderful place, wonderful photo!Like

Ian Stehbens on April 11, 2011

Yes indeed, Georgi, it is a majestic sight. And I am pleased you appreciate the photo too.

Warm regards from NZ.


Greg Swinfield on April 16, 2011

Nice shot Ian, aren't glaciers magical things! I agree that the res on this photo is more than enough. Good to see more photos of NZ. Enjoy your teaching. Regards Greg

Ian Stehbens on April 16, 2011

Thanks Greg. Glaciers are special, but I am not so sure about earthquakes - we just had one an hour ago - 5.3 centred about 20kms east - and it got my adrenalin going. There certainly will be many more NZ photos, Greg. The teaching has gone very well - thanks.


Greg Swinfield on April 16, 2011

Just checked the USGS site and they reckon it was 9.2 km deep. That is not deep! Can imagine there was some serious shaking going on. Stay safe.

Ian Stehbens on April 17, 2011

Eastern NZ is the shallow quake zone, Greg. But there is little history of quakes in Christchurch so everybody is trying to adjust their thinking to a whole new reality. last night's quake was certainly felt in Timaru so they knew it was pretty serious here.

But we are going well. Thanks for your concern too.


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