Roaring Water

Today I walked up the Gorner Gorge as far as I could travel to the snout of the Gorner Glacier.

The only sound to be heard was the roar of water. Every time I take a look at the water pouring off a glacier I wonder how there is any ice left at all. The volume of water is phenomenal.

_DS70511_edited-1This image was taken from the limit of my journey today. There was no possibility of further progress. With each puff of breeze, the air was filled with a fine mist – you may be able to see it hanging in the air above the water in the image (click on the image for a higher quality enlargement).

I will return to this walk in a future post. There’s a lot more to this walk than just this single image.

About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'.
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4 Responses to Roaring Water

  1. shoreacres says:

    I should say there’s no possibility of additional progress. It’s a great photo, especially the way you’ve captured the mist. I like the little plash of droplets from the tumbling water at the center bottom, too.


    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks you Linda. It’s a pity sound can’t be incorporated into an image. The roar was so loud, it would have been impossible to talk to anyone. I was on my own and reaching this spot was difficult – I was a long way beyond the path’s end. So I was very careful – a slip here and a broken leg and they might not have found me for some time!


  2. Len says:

    Nicely captured Andy. It is a shame that the glaciers around the world will be significantly diminished in the not too distant future due to global warming. I am heading to Glacier national Park on Wednesday and I am afraid to see how they have been affected since my last visit in 2006.


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