The Lake Mapourika appeared 14,000 years ago when a large block of ice broke off from the Franz Josef Glacier, it is located ten kilometers north from Franz Josef Glacier village along the State Highway. The Maori name 'Mapourika' is translate as « Dawn Flower » and it is a perfect name because we were on the road very early in the morning when we saw the lake covered with a fantastic mist, we spent a short time observing this unique landscape in a appeasement feeling (until the sandflies attack us! ).
Le lac Mapourika est apparu il y à 14,000 ans lorsqu'un grand bloc de glace s’est détaché du glacier Franz Josef, il se trouve à dix kilomètres au nord du village de Franz Josef Glacier le long de la State Highway. Le nom ’Mapourika’ se traduit en Maori par «Fleur de l'Aube» et il porte bien son nom puisque nous étions sur la route très tôt le matin lorsque l’on a aperçu le lac recouvert d’une brume fantastique, nous avons passé un court moment à observer ce paysage unique dans un sentiment d’apaisement (jusqu’à ce que les sandflies nous attaquent @laurinetiphanie !).
Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world 🌳🍃
🌞🔥🌄The most beautiful, vibrant sunset I've ever seen.😍 These were taken while looking across hilltops in the mountains of the Kawhia region in New Zealand.❤🌅
The sky kept morphing into various, rich and glorious colour combinations. It was almost like a painting.😍❤👌🏻🖼🎨 It really took my breath away.😻
I was curious what can cause such a tapestry of colour to form in the sky and found the below:
"The colours of the sunset result from a phenomenon called scattering. Molecules and small particles in the atmosphere change the direction of light rays, causing them to scatter. ... The short-wavelength blue and violet are scattered by molecules in the air much more than other colors of the spectrum."
Sunsets are just so magical!😊🌄🔥