Alpine Waters

Routeburn River, Mt Aspiring National Park, South Island, New Zealand

The Routeburn River runs through the Mt Aspiring National Park. Named after Mt Aspiring, one of New Zealand's highest peaks, this park is a dreamland of mountains, glaciers, river valleys and alpine lakes. The area is an alpine heaven for hikers, mountaineers and heli-skiiers. For wilderness lovers, the park offers an extensive choice of valley journeys - including the Routeburn Track. It was while walking along this track that I was constantly captivated by the beautiful colours of the alpine waters that flow down down the Routeburn river. By using a longer exposure I was able to capture the flowing water as well as the colours of this mesmerising river and the surrounding rocks.