Glaciers are fascinating creations of Mother Nature. Standing in front of them you can’t help but feel some sort of insignificance. In a good way. It makes you feel humble, grateful and awakes responsibility and a want in you to care for and do whatever is in your power to preserve the beauty you find in your natural surroundings. You want to give back. Because that’s the least you can do to show your gratitude after being rejuvenated, revitalized and filled with awe and joy walking beneath the gentle giants. Here follows a photo essay of a day hike to Franz Josef Glacier on the South Island of New Zealand.
Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting.
The Kea, New Zealand’s inquisitive mountain parrot, is a common sight along the track.
The look into this valley is… wow… just wow!
A wild river of silver and white complement the surrounding mountains.
While excitement rises as we get closer to the gap in the mountains.
Being rewarded with a divine view like this one, it was worth every step.
Doing a walk like this awakes the inner child in you.
“Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”