Meltdown 2: Icebergs in Tasman Lake, NZ

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bdeh on November 27, 2012

Very special effect in this picture Ian. LIKE! Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on November 27, 2012

Greetings Berend,

Thanks. I thought this was quite weirdly artistic, in some way.

The bergs aren't very pretty, quite grotesque really. It is hard to get a sense of scale, but the longer berg in this photo is about 200M long!

Tourists are taken out onto the lake in boats, but the boats keep well clear because any berg can capsize or roll at any time, and that could be disastrous for any boat that was close.

Regards, Ian

©polytropos on December 4, 2012

One has to watch in original size to detect the beauty of it.
I Like it!

miru3po on January 23, 2014



Ian Stehbens on January 23, 2014

Hi Polytropos

I apologise for missing your comment previously. I appreciate your response. I wish there had been a boat on the lake at the time as a scale indicator. However there is a boat on the current GE image, south of my indicated photopoint.

Greetings from the south.


Ian Stehbens on January 23, 2014

Dear miru3po,

Thanks for your very real interest in my images. Thanks too for the Fav encouragement. The colour of the lake is due to the heavy load of glacial rock flour in this melt-water lake.

Glacial landscapes are so different from those of other systems.

Greetings from Australia/New Zealand.


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