Kepler Track Panorama

Kepler Track Panorama Crop

Look at that, a new picture! I’ve been going back over some of my images (as promised) and realized how many awesome shots I have from NZ.  I think we’re going back to the nature theme for a bit, as I had flagged a lot of really good ones, and they don’t need a lot of work either.

Here is one of the better panoramas I was able to get while descending on the Kepler trail.  I highly recommend taking a look at the full sized version (careful, it is a 2MB file), because this image is composed of 11 other images.  There is a lot of detail in there, that you simply won’t get from the image above.  For example a few points of interest in the panorama (from left to right):

  • The far left of the image, you can see the path and stairs we took to get down to where I took the pictures.
  • To the right of that, there is a saddle, and you can see the path heading up the arete.
  • You can see Lake Te Anau, and the town of Te Anau on the shore.
  • The big slide is visible, which is a large landslide that happened in 1984.
  • Lots of rugged scenery and mountain names I probably should’ve paid attention to.
  • All the way on the left is the Hanging Valley emergency shelter

I think the image encompasses around 350 degrees of view, as my left and right don’t quite meet, but are very close.

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