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Winter Meets Spring

Jürgen Matern

Once There Was a Glacier

Hooker Valley Track, Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

February 21, 2015, 01:04 UTC (14:04 local time)

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Nearly every glacier of the world is heavily affected by the warming climate. Today this bridge spans over the Hooker River. At about 100 years ago at this location you would have found the Mueller Glacier which now can only bee seen in the far distance behind the lake.


  • Camera: Sony ILCE-QX1
  • Lens: Samyang 7.5mm/3.5 UMC fisheye (lens hood shaved, adapted from Micro 4/3 to Sony E)
  • Mounting: Custom-made lens bracket mounted on top of a 2.60 m monopod
  • Software: PTGui Pro, Smartblend, Photoshop CC, Pano2VR
  • 4 pictures @ 90°, one shot down, ISO 100
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