CPCD #5 – Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

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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  1. Posted January 17, 2013 at 2:55 pm by Betty | Permalink

    How lucky are you to experience such incredible beauty! Such a way with words-that it almost takes me there! Enjoy your trip-I know you will!

  2. Posted January 18, 2013 at 12:36 pm by Ellen | Permalink

    Love the casual photos of your CPCD. Shows behind the scenes. Keep them coming!

  3. Posted June 8, 2014 at 1:55 pm by kathleen | Permalink

    I know u don’t like CPCD’s but I think this is amazing also that area is fantastic

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  1. By Ancient Ice on February 8, 2013 at 9:21 am

    […] is one of the results from the Perito Moreno CPCD last month in Argentina. What you’re seeing here are ice spires on the front face of the […]

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