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New Zealand. The Fjord Of Milford Sound.P.1.

Sergey Dolya • 4 minutes read • November 18th, 2015
Today I will tell you about our flight over 

Milford Sound

. The South-Western part of the South Island is covered with fjords similar to Norway. The closest and one of the most beautiful of them all is 

Milford Sound

.
The formation of this bay began during the last ice age when a glacier moving to the sea gouged out a deep trench in the rocky ground. Trough formed as a result of erosion. Then the glacier retreated and the water flooded the valley, forming a more than 12 miles (19 kilometers) long fjord...

Unfortunately, in the plane in front of me, there was the girl who used flash a lot. Anyway, I decided to leave these pictures to show what

South Island

 looks like:

Flight to Milford Sound takes about 35 minutes. You can get there by car, but the road will take about five hours because you'll have to go around the mountains:

These landscapes also served as the illustration for the 'Lord of the Rings' - Isengard was filmed here:

Mountains of Isengard, the residence of a white mage Saruman:

During spring in New Zealand this river is filled with water and even goes out of its banks:

Isengard was filmed in the floodplain of this river:

When flying by plane, you can easily see how clouds are formed. The weather was fine at first, but when we rose above the mountain range, we immediately saw a cloudy haze on the other side:

It turns out that the mountains protect the city from the clouds:

Although it seems that the plane flies over the mountains, it actually goes around them from different angles and close to the slopes:

Coming to Milford Sound, fjord with water is already visible at the bottom:

Fjords are formed either from the movements of tectonic plates or after glaciers. As the result, long gorges filled with sea water appear:

Waterfalls:

There is a flow of red water along the bank, probably from the inflowing river:

Landing:

Author: Sergeydolya
Source: sergeydolya.livejournal.com

Translated by: Gian Luka

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