Glacier Country, New Zealand 2013


Between my undergraduate and PhD studies I took the chance to do a spot of travelling, starting with 6 weeks backpacking around New Zealand. Clearly I had to go and check out the South Island’s famous glacial geomorphology. So I hopped on a bus down the West Coast and made sure to visit Milford Sound and one of the more accessible glaciers (I choose Fox).

These photos show a few of the dramatic glacial landscapes that I came across – believe me you could publish whole books of NZ landscape photos, in fact people already have. It’s like the best bits of the UK but without all the people and ugly infrastructure. Just as cold and wet though, you can’t have it all!