Register | Login


Milford Sound in the south west of New Zealand's South Island, is a fjord and the country’s most well known scenic attractions. Carved by glaciers during the ice ages, the fjord runs for 15-19 kilometers with width up to 3 kilometers and flanked by steep cliffs rising vertically from the water’s edge on either sides. Some of these cliffs reach up to 1,500 meters high.

Milford Sound is one of the wettest place in the world. It rains 182 days a year, on average, and during these days the clouds rain down 268 inches of water. On particularly rainy days, as much as 10 inch of rain can fall within 24 hours. Milford Sound looks the most magnificent when it’s raining. Like the “wall of tears” in Hawaii, the rainfall creates dozens of temporary waterfalls that cascade down the cliff faces, some reaching a thousand meters in length. Most of the smaller waterfalls, however, never reach ground.

milford-sound-waterfalls-3

Photo credit

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2014.


Loading...

Pooja Hegde Snapped at International Woolmark Prize 2016
Pooja Hegde Snapped at International Woolmark Prize 2016
Nargis Fakhri attends the Ghostbusters premiere
Nargis Fakhri attends the Ghostbusters premiere
Nargis Fakhri Showing her Cooking Skills
Nargis Fakhri Showing her Cooking Skills
Urvashi Rautela Cries at Press Conference
Urvashi Rautela Cries at Press Conference
Baywatch Star Priyanka Chopra Femina Magazine August 2016
Baywatch Star Priyanka Chopra Femina Magazine August 2016
Instagram Model Minakshi Mahta Proves What real beauty looks
Instagram Model Minakshi Mahta Proves What real beauty looks
Priyanka Chopras Flaunt Magazine Cover
Priyanka Chopras Flaunt Magazine Cover
Whitney Plantation Americas First And Only Slavery Museum
Whitney Plantation Americas First And Only Slavery Museum