Bird's Eye View of Glacier Ice Floating in Lower Southern Alps Crater Lake
It was 8am and we were flying in a Cessna 206 flying from Makarora to the Siberian River in Mt. Aspiring National Park. After landing we were to ford the Siberian River, hike downstream along the Wilkin River to rendezvous with a jet boat. As we flew over the lower Southern Alps the early morning sun cast a shadow over half of this glacier ice filled crater. The greens of the alpine flora along with the white snow and ice and blue water drew my eye to the circular oasis untouched by mankind.