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Perito Moreno Glacier
South America

A distant view of the north side of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Parque National Los Glaciers, Patagonia, Argentina. This glacier is one of the few in the world that is not receding, and can be easily viewed from land. The ice at the end of the glacier melts and falls into the water, eventually flowing into Lago Argentino. It takes over 100 years for the snow which falls at the ice cap at around 1500m to flow down to this point at 200m above sea level. The blue colour to the water is created by minerals which are released as the glacier moves over the rocks.

The glacier itself is vast at over 30 km (19 mi) in length, 5 kilometres (3 mi) wide, with an average height of 60 m (200 ft) above the surface of the water. The boat trip will take you in for a closer view and it's also possible to ice hike on top.

http://www.losglaciares.com/en/parque/

Copyright: Neil Parris
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13000x6500
Taken: 20/01/2009
Uploaded: 16/03/2009
Updated: 01/03/2015
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Tags: parque national los glaciers; patagonia; glacier national park; lake; argentina
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