Story: South Canterbury region

View from space

View from space

The milky turquoise blue of South Canterbury’s inland lakes stands out in this NASA image of the central South Island. Also visible are the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps, the Mackenzie Basin in which the lakes lie, and the coastal downlands.

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NASA Visible Earth
Reference: MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Photograph by Jacques Descloitres

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Landscape and geology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2021)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017