New Zealand's Earl Mountains


Earl Mountains
Location:  Fiordland, South Island, New Zealand

Sky Watch Friday

Here is another photo from our trip to New Zealand's South Island last year. This is a view of the inland side of a range called the Earl Mountains.  The photo was taken from a hiking trail near the road that goes from Te Anau to Milford Sound in the Fiordland National Park.

Although it had rained steadily the day before, on this day the sky was a pristine blue.  Some puffy cumulus clouds were hugging the very tops of the mountains, partially hiding the fingers of melting snow near the peaks.  

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36 comments:

Sharon said...

Absolutely stunning. Oh to be a bird and fly up there!

Sharon

Louise said...

I love clouds hugging mountains. The brilliant blue behind these makes it spectacular. Nice capture.

Cathy said...

You always have such beautiful photos..

EG CameraGirl said...

The south island is so lush! Thanks for taking me to New Zealand through your photo. ;-)

Anonymous said...

So pretty how the clouds touch the peak of the mountain. Great capture!

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Photo Cache said...

Its a joy to watch when the clouds completely cover the mountaintops. Beautiful.

bobbie said...

Just beautiful, Bobbie, just beautiful!

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

it's absolutely awesome!!!lovely view of everything.
FM-SWF#2-Point Edward

KML said...

Perfect!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! New Zealand is on my list of favourite countries to visit. With the great air, scenery and nice people, I've yet to come across anyone that didn't enjoy their trip to New Zealand.

Brad Myers said...

It looks like a beautiful place.

Anonymous said...

wow..wow..wow. I would love to see that in real life..nice!

Jane Hards Photography said...

It looks so unspoilt.

Mckay K said...

Pretty shot. I am enjoying your vacation.

Lara said...

beautiful blue sky, the image is superb!

Baruch said...

Beautiful - no wonder NZ is called Godzone!

Grammy said...

I love your photo it is amazing.Mountains are wonderful.
Happy SWF!

Kay said...

Isn't New Zealand amazing? We loved it there! Both the land and the people were so wonderful. Thank you so much for reminding me of that beautiful memory.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wow! What a great contrast of blue sky and mountain and low white cloud! beautiful!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous shot, I'd love to visit.

Guy D said...

Amazing to say the least. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Ivar Østtun said...

A neat place to be. A wonderful photo.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shot.Great blue, white and green Nature

Jacque said...

I must say i love your mountain picture, although mountains make me feel quite claustrophobic (a side effect of growing up in the midwest and wide open corn fields) -- but what I really love is the picture of your lupines. I long for summer already!

Mary said...

I love the layered look...grass, mountains, clouds, sky! Beautiful!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Bobbie: A neat capture of the mountains into the sky.

Becky said...

Beautiful shot!
Those mountains are gorgeous, and the clouds so perfect.

DeniseinVA said...

Oh that is a spectacular photo. Always wanted to go to New Zealand. Your photo makes me want to go more :)

bowledover said...

I thought that the clouds were moving in to prevent us seeing such a lovely view. Thank you for a great picture.

ChrissyM said...

Wow! What a stunning photo. Looks like a postcard it's so perfect. Awesome capture

Anonymous said...

Incredibly beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Jinghui said...

Wow ! So beautiful !!

New Zealand is a great place for landscape photography !

You folks must have lots of fun taking photos !

JH
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BNS said...

Thanks, everyone.

Bobbie

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the clouds hovering around the top of the mountain like that. One of the cool things about rain is how blue the sky is the day after.

Anonymous said...

What an amazing view! Love the colours and the details.

BNS said...

@ 2Sweet - Right you are about the clear blue sky after a rainy day.

@ Craig - Thanks. That's a nice compliment coming from you, since you do landscape photography so well.

Bobbie