Te Moeka o Tuawe / Fox Glacier, New Zealand
On the rugged West Coast of New Zealand, thirteen kilometres in length, the steep valleyed landscape of Fox Glacier ends in a rainforest only 300 metres above sea level below.
Since the 1800s the New Zealand glaciers have been releasing more water to rivers than they are gaining each year from snowfall in response to the present warming climate and have rapidly been in retreat since 2009. It is no longer possible now to walk onto the glaciers so helicopter is the only option.
Walking now on the surface of this movable feast reminds me of the dual vulnerability and power of the glacial landscape. The sheer scale, the feeling of standing well below the line of where the glacier once rested.
Inside the shifting cavernous ice caves the colour is rich and varied.