Hall Arm, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand

Hall Arm, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand

Description: We are at the head of Hall Arm in Doubtful Sound where the forest clad mountains drop straight into an oil-like sea that fills the deep chasms carved around the fringe of Fiordland by ancient
glaciers.
The ship is motionless, the engine cut, the generator motor silenced. The flywheel finally stops and, as the skipper has requested, passengers are silent too, with neither movement, nor whisper, nor a camera shutter to break the spell.
There is the faint noise of a seabird somewhere in the distance and a couple of singing belbirds and tuis. But mostly there is a profound and overwhelming silence that invokes a deep sense of humility and wonder in equal measure.

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Keywords: Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, National Park, New Zealand, Real Journeys, Te Wahipounamu, World Heritage site, fiord, fjord, mountains, water, Hall Arm

Exif: Exposure: 1/80, Aperture: 10.0, ISO: 200

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