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Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Zealand - Franz Josef

New Zealand - Franz Josef
Originally uploaded by Jeroenolthof.nl

This is how my back yard looked like in New Zealand. I took this photo in the tiny village of Franz Josef which is mainly known for its glacier. The glacier is a major tourist attraction and many people visit Franz Josef solely for the glacier. Other than the glacier, there really isn't much to do and that explains why just 330 people live here.

The Franz Josef glacier is named 'Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere' in Maori and it's one of the biggest glaciers in the country. It measures 12 kilometers in length. It's also unique because it's located just 300 meters above sea level and it moves ten times as much as an average glacier. The glacier area attracts a massive 250.000 visitors each year.



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