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The calving – believed to have happened in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday February 23) – saw the entire 650m-wide front face of the Tasman Glacier in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park break away into the lake. The ice broke into around 20 huge icebergs, including one described as “the largest ever” by quite some way.
It’s an extraordinary opportunity to view nature in action, simply spectacular. No-one witnessed the calving as it happened at night.