not so green

aerial photos of greenland and beyond

New Zealand's Canterbury Plains

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The Rakaia River on New Zealand's South Island

This series of images by Flickr user Inezita shows the mountains, lakes, and plains of New Zealand's South Island. The first shot looks over the Rakaia River, which cuts through the rich agricultural land of the South Island's Canterbury Plains. Note the anomaly in the elevation data in the lower-right corner of the Google Earth image.


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Lake Pukaki

This image shows Lake Pukaki on the South Island. The glacial runoff which feeds this lake creates the distinctive blue color, due to the finely ground rock particles suspended in the water.


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Lake Benmore

This image shows the Lake Benmore, another bright blue glacial lake near the center of the South Island. We see the Ohau River on the left, flowing into the north end of the lake, and in the upper right, part of the braided river channel of the Pukaki River.


Photos taken: March 10, 2006

Photos by: Inezita

Route: Wellington to Queenstown, New Zealand

Not so green showcases aerial photographs from Greenland and from around the world taken by Flickr users, and locates each image on a map using Google Maps and Google Earth. More details.

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