A Glacier in Fast-Forward

Franz Josef Glacier as seen from the valley floor. This 12km-long glacier can be found on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, in the Westland Tai Poutini National Park.

 Ever wanted to see a glacier flowing in high speed? No? Never really thought about it? Yeah… me neither. And then I saw this video and it totally blew my mind…

Author: Thea Beckman

Canadian born and South African raised, Thea Beckman AKA Wander Woman Thea, is an experienced travel, food, and wine writer and (amateur) photographer with a devastating love of all of the above. She is a travel bug, a bookworm, and mildly alarmed by how many arthropods she can be at once. When she’s not writing for a living and for pleasure, she enjoys bird-watching, reading, drinking wine, cooking, and SHORT walks on the beach because the summer southeasterly winds in Cape Town are a real bitch. Thea is the author of the book “Why? Because Science!” Facebook @WanderWomanThea Instagram @wander_woman_thea

3 thoughts on “A Glacier in Fast-Forward”

  1. Pretty awesome that. They once had a microphone on a glacier connected to a phone line. You could call it up and listen to the sound of the ice cracking and moving. Thousands of people called it from all over the world. I remember seeing the list.

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    1. How lovely! Dial an elemental! Free relationship advice! Probably not… but I reckon the mind-expanding effect of listening to the Earth literally talking might distract one from one’s problems for a least a few minutes. Thanks for sharing!

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