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Snow-Capped Southern Alps, New Zealand

43.1S 171.6E

August 10th, 2011 Category: Mountains

New Zealand - July 31st, 2011

The snow-capped peaks of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, running down the spine of the country’s South Island, stand out against the green landscape of the rest of the country.

The mountain range extends along much of the length of South Island, reaching its greatest elevations near the island’s western side. The range includes the South Island’s Main Divide, which separates the water catchments of the more heavily populated eastern side of the island from those on the west coast. Here, the east coast appears framed by greenish sediments.

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