Hochstetter ice fall in the foreground, Tasman Glacier in the centre. South Island, New Zealand.
The horizon in this view (the ridgeline of the mountain), is 40 kilometres from the camera. We felt exhilarated but also rather insignificant as the 3 seater ski plane skimmed along the face of the range and over the top to reveal the grandeur of the mighty Southern Alps beyond.
Photographed from a ski plane at approx. 5000 m altitude.
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