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Lake Ruataniwha Reflections in Twizel

Twizel reflections at Lake Ruataniwha in Mackenzie New Zealand

This is another angle of the beautiful Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel. This is the largest of several man-made hydro lakes in the area, that support the hydro electricity scheme and canals running through the Mackenzie Region. The glacial blue is due to the ground up glacier particles that flow from the Tasman Lake, through Lake Pukaki and along the canals to Twizel. The mountain range behind is the Ben Ohau Range, which always looks stunning with a dusting of snow. 

This photo was taken mid-morning back in 2016, as I was making my way to Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park for an evening photography session. This spot is literally viewed from the main highway as you drive toward the township. Catching the lake this still is a game of patience, but frequently pays off due to the light morning winds often experienced in Twizel. This image remains one of my all-time favourites. 

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