Thursday, June 24, 2010
New Zealand - Waters and Seabed of Fiordland (Te Moana O Atawhenua)
Awe-inspiring no matter what the weather, Milford Sound is seen here at dusk with the silhouette of iconic Mitre Peak (centre).
Sent by Jeanette from New Zealand. Thanks for the beautiful 100 Years of Maori Rugby stamp.
Most of the 15 fiords of Fiordland are 200-300 m deep, usually with a pronounced shallower ‘lip' near the mouth of the fiord, indicating ‘over-deepening' by the glacial ice. The longer fiords reach back into the heart of the mountains of Fiordland National Park; the head of Hall Arm, for instance, is 40 km from the mouth of Doubtful Sound.