South Island
Southern Alps - Fox Glacier


Near the top of the Fox Glacier - and below


Standing at the top of the Glacier, looking down to the stream outlet






The glacier flows downwards

New Zealand glaciers flow relatively quickly

Close up - multiple crevasses are formed on the surface of the glacier


The Fox River wending its way to the coast

The end of the glacier - and below


The "cave" where the melt discharges as the Fox River - see the people to get the scale

The gorge leading from the glacier - cut by glacier action previously
From Wikipedia: Fed by four alpine glaciers, Fox Glacier falls 2,600m on its 13km journey from the Southern Alps down to the coast, with it having the distinction of being one of the few glaciers to end among lush rainforest only 300 metres above sea level. Although retreating throughout most of the last 100 years, it has been advancing since 1985 at an average of about a meter a week. The outflow of the glacier forms the Fox River. During the last ice age, its ice reached beyond the present coastline, and the glacier left behind many moraines during its retreat

The Fox Glacier from a distance

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