This is one of two permanent falls (the other being Bowen Falls) on Milford Sound in the Fiordlands National Park, South Island, New Zealand. It drops 155m between Elephant Mountain and Lion Mountain. For perspective, the boat is a three decker

Canon EOS 1DS Mark III
1/250 sec
ISO 500
focal length 300mm
28-300mm glass
hand held


milford falls, south island, nea zealand, fiordlands national park, waterfall, stirling falls

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  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroabout 1 year ago

    22nd July

  • thanks maria very much

    – phil decocco

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 year ago

    lovely xx

  • lynn
    awe inspiring to see up close

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonabout 1 year ago

    Phil, you used the word permanent to describe this and one other waterfall. Had they been moved around in the past? Lol. Yes, the ship is quite necessary for perspective. Good one! :-)

  • pete
    you probably guessed it, but during the rainy season, there are dozens of waterfall since the water needs to run off from the totally rocky terrain,,,no place to soak into.

    – phil decocco

    JUSTARTabout 1 year ago


  • thanks sylvia

    – phil decocco

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    July 22, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • teresa
    many thanks for this feature!

    – phil decocco

  • peter jackson
    peter jacksonabout 1 year ago

    That is a Stirling shot Phil, very well done mate.

  • peter
    seeing your portfolio of waterfalls, that’s a lovely compliment! Thanks for the feedback!

    – phil decocco

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