Waterfall at Fox Glacier by Elana Bailey

This shot won a bronze award in The 3rd Better Photography Magazine Photograph of the Year for 2009 (Australia).

Walking to a view point of Fox Glacier, in New Zealand, we crossed this beautiful waterfall. It is times like these, that you don’t wish to be anywhere else. Further down, we had to cross this over slippery rocks and rushing water. It is a wonder I didn’t fall in.

Fox Glacier is part of the Westland Tai Poutini National Park (established 1960) which extends from the highest peaks of Kā Tiritiri o te Moana/Southern Alps to the remote beaches of the wild West Coast. It is an area of magnificent primeval vistas; snow-capped mountains, glaciers, forests, tussock grasslands, coast, lakes, rivers and wetlands.

This world-class scenic landscape has been recognised as such with World Heritage status.

This was taken with a Canon DSLR EOS 350D camera and timelapse/long exposure of 1 second, handheld (leaning on a railing). 550+ views.

This shot was featured in the ‘All Parks’ Group, the ‘Friends’ Group and the ‘All Countries – brooks, lakes, streams’ Group.

Elana Bailey is a multi award winning South Australian Photographer. She has a Diploma in Commercial Photography and her passion is for travel, street, architectural, real estate, landscape, portrait and wedding photography.

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 7 years ago


  • Many thanks.

    – Elana Bailey

  • GlennAlderson
    GlennAldersonalmost 7 years ago

    Very pretty image, picture postcard perfect.

  • Many thanks Glenn.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Jared Revell
    Jared Revellalmost 7 years ago

    Very nice Elana…so green.
    I like the composition you used in this shot, with the water flowing through the center of the frame.
    Looks like a magical place.

  • Jared, it was a magical place. A bit of a hike over flowing rivers, slippery rocks and all uphill but it was worth it. Many thanks for stopping by.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Lindsay Knowles
    Lindsay Knowlesalmost 7 years ago

    Very very nice shot Elana.I want to go there.

  • Lindsay, it was a special place indeed. You should. Cheers for your great comments.

    – Elana Bailey

  • redrosedigital
    redrosedigitalalmost 7 years ago

    Quite lush and idyllic – the silky water is lovely!

  • Cheers very much, Rosanne.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Jason D. Laderoute
    Jason D. Lader...almost 7 years ago

    You have Captured perfectly the sentiment in this Image, great Composition, Love the Intense Green and the Soft Wispy Water you have frozen with a perfect magical touch, Very Well done.

  • I couldn’t have put that better, myself. Many thanks for appreciating this shot and getting the most out of it. Also, for adding this one to your favs. Many thanks indeed.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Jason D. Laderoute
    Jason D. Lader...almost 7 years ago

    You have lot of Cool Shots my pleasure indeed

  • Kerri Gallagher
    Kerri Gallagheralmost 7 years ago

    Very nice Elana love the green and soft water.

  • Hey, Kerri. It is midnight now and I’m on RB again! Many thanks for your kind comments. I should get to bed now.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Matt Halls
    Matt Hallsalmost 7 years ago

    So lush…those greens are magnificent. Excellent soft exposure Elana

  • Matt, many thanks indeed.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAalmost 7 years ago

    Superb !!! A real winner of an image, Elana, with lighting, composition and timing !!

  • Phil, many thanks and to think that I did this without a tripod too. I rested the camera on the rails instead, as I didn’t have one with me at the time. Cheers very much.

    – Elana Bailey

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