This week’s photo was taken in March of 2011 on the south island of New Zealand. During our beautiful stay in New Zealand we spent two nights at the foot of the Franz Josef glacier, which gave us plenty of time to explore the surrounding areas. This lead to a lot of hiking, a helicopter ride and photo ops galore.
This photo was taken on the backside of the Franz Josef glacier and I believe that the snow capped area in focus is actually Fox glacier (it’s been a while so the memory is becoming fuzzy). As we walked through a series of trails we couldn’t help but notice the wonderful views ahead of us and the glassy smooth water of several ponds along the way. I snapped this photo (along with many others) at our last lookout point before returning to our tour bus.