Saturday, February 23, 2013

Lake Matheson

This is Lake Matheson, also known as Mirror Lake, in New Zealand. Located near Fox glacier, the lake combines all the right ingredients to create amazing reflections of Aoraki (Mount Cook) and Mount Tasman. 

The lake formed around 14,000 years ago as a result of glacial retreat, which left a depression in the ground that inevitably filled with water. The water contained within the lake its brown in colour, accredited to the presence of leached organic matter from the surrounding forest. The brown colouring creates the ideal conditions to reflect the perfectly positioned mountains to the east.


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Check out our previous post on Mount Cook:

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