Waterfall at Milford Sound

On a wet day, for which there are many, Milford Sound is surrounded by waterfalls. With an average annual rainfall of 268 inches (compared to Manchester’s 33 inches) it is one of the wettest inhabited places in the world. It has been known to rain up to 10 inches in just 24 hours. Unsurprisingly this creates dozens of temporary waterfalls that cascade down the cliff faces as seen here. Photographically the problem is giving a sense of scale. Fortunately the boat went in close to one of the larger falls. Whilst most tourists went up to the front of the boat, dressed in waterproofs, cameras pointing upwards. I stepped right back and included them in my photograph.

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