Photo of the Day 8 October 2008

Ice Hikers, South Islands, New Zealand, 2002
Photograph by David McLain
Hikers negotiate a crevasse on Franz Josef Glacier in South Island, New Zealand. This highly accessible river of ice begins in the peaks of the Southern Alps, but flows some 8,000 vertical feet (2,400 vertical meters) into the lush rain forest of New Zealand's Westlands National Park.