David’s Insight on “Morning Light Tasman”
Mount Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand, is subtly highlighted by the sunrise on this cold winter’s morning. Located in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, which is also an international Dark Sky Reserve, it overlooks Tasman Glacier. This 300–500-year-old ice shelf is the longest in New Zealand and is slowly tearing away, depositing icebergs of all shapes and sizes into the water. Listening in on this winter morning, the silence is broken by the creaking of the ice structures, the foreground littered with ice chunks, reminding us of the ever-changing natural world in which we live.