Happy Earth Day 🌏 What an amazing planet we live on. Very lucky to set foot on Tasman Glacier, the longest glacier in New Zealand. Did you know that glaciers form when more snow falls than melts over a period of years, compacts into ice, and becomes thick enough to begin to move?
*pools* out came the sun & dried out all the rain & little red riding hood continued her hike again!!😂 a series of blue lakes surrounding Tasman Glacier, although just call them green already!💚🇳🇿 #bluelakes#wherestheblue
*ice* obviously global warming is causing glaciers to melt. The Tasman Glacier, which is the largest glacier in New Zealand, is retreating at a very rapid rate, as is visible by these huge ice chunks in the lake. I feel a lot of people missed out on seeing this because they didn’t hike down to the Tasman River but it’s a MUST! Maybe the weather was a deterrent because this is the point in my hike when I was getting completely drenched!😍🇳🇿 #tasmanglacier#glacialice
*rainbow* the hike up to Tasman Glacier is super quick & well worth the views! Can we just discuss weather systems in the mountains?! Sure on this side it’s all blue skies & rainbows, but directly opposite me?! Yup grey skies & torrential downpours! After a few minutes the glacier was barely visible. That’s why I chose the side opposite the glacier for this amazing photo, for obvious reasons! After seeing the glacier I hiked down to the Tasman River, got completely drenched by the rain, then by the time I got back in my car it was sunny again!😎🇳🇿 #tasmanglacierlake
New Zealand trip in South island
on the way to Queenstown
Taking the bike to work 🚲 o no wait, just kidding, there is no work waiting for me. Now I’ve finished the trail I’m trying to hitch around the country to visit other beautiful places I haven’t seen yet. Like the Tasman Glacier and Tasman Lake, close to Mt Cook village. This glacier is with its 27 km the longest glacier in New Zealand, however the glacier is melting rapidly, with 477 to 822 meters a year. The terminal lake you can see in the picture is now almost 7 km long, but only appeared a few decades ago. The impressive icebergs in the lake are a clear proof of the glacier’s retreat. It’s hard to imagine how the landscape looked like just a century ago, just as it is almost impossible to get an idea how big the lake and how small the glacier will be in just a few years. #bikingtowork#mtcook#tasmanglacier#tasmanlake#melting#newzealand#mtcooknationalpark#theearthisbeautiful#outdoorlife#mounttasman