Cloud line & tree fall

Line of clouds along the steep banks of Lake Manapouri.

cloud line

The whitish lines on the hills behind the clouds are where the trees have slid into the lake.

The soil covering the rock of the hills is only a few inches deep and this is all the trees are rooted into. When trees high up lose their grip, they fall into lower ones, causing them to fall and so on resulting in a long slide into the lake. It’ll then take hundreds of years for that strip to regrow trees.

Another, closer shot.

tree fall

Posted on May 27, 2011, in Photography and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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