This is Crappy Phone Cam Dispatch (CPCD) #5, this time from Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina. Don’t know what a crappy phone cam dispatch is? Get an explanation right here.
The Perito Moreno Glacier is a 20-mile river of ice that is perpetually fed by the huge Southern Patagonian Ice Field. This glacier is one of many in the area that is not receding, but instead is expanding and pushing its way into Lago Argentino. To give some sense of perspective here, the height of the glacier’s face is 250 feet. It’s a damned impressive sight to say the least. It’s also quite a meditative experience to sit and listen to the hulking ice beast creak and groan as it creeps down the valley at – well, a glacial pace, finally giving way to gravity as slabs calve away and crash into the water.
By the way, this is only one of the many locations we visit on our Ultimate Patagonia Photo Workshop, March 18-27.
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