Why is Lake Pukaki so Blue?

Lake Pukaki is one of the largest glacial lakes in South Island. The lake is fed by the Tasman River, which has its source in the Tasman and Hooker Glaciers. As water melts below glaciers, it grinds stones and minerals from the mountains to a very fine flour. This glacial flour gives the lake its distinct blue-green color. You need to see it in real to believe it. Till then check out this time-lapse video, I shot on 27 November 2017.

Timelapse Technicals

Number of images shot – 502
Exif of each shot – 1/80 sec, f/11, ISO50, 19mm 
Lapse between each shot – 3 Sec
Images processed using Adobe Lightroom and Stitched in Adobe Premiere.

Pure New Zealand is a photo series of our 2 weeks self-drive family vacation in the southern island of Middle Earth. We crunched nearly 4000 km in 14 days, saw countless sheeps, dipped in glacial lakes, saw mighty glaciers, walked in Lupin (flower) fields, stayed in pristine valleys, jumped from a tiny plane from 15,000 feet, played in the mud, saw bluest pools and saw a truckload of Chinese tourists!

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