Perito Moreno glacier, Argentina (11)

The Perito Moreno glacier is one of the few in the world that is not shrinking..

Every few years it flows fast enough to reach the other side of the lake...

...where water running under it hollows out a bridge...

...which then sheds huge chunks of ice and eventually suffers total structural failure, very loudly.

Sadly we were there one day early.

See the panorama, watch the video.


This is really beautiful!

Posted by: SkyWookiee at March 22, 2006 11:01 AM

whoa. travel envy.

Posted by: raul at March 22, 2006 2:44 PM

Thanks, Wookiee!
Raul: You've got to be kidding.

Posted by: David at March 22, 2006 4:23 PM

These are just gorgeous shots!
I didn't even know that there were glaciers in Argentina.

Posted by: Peter at March 22, 2006 9:44 PM

incredible... I love the pano, too

Posted by: joe at March 24, 2006 4:18 PM

What amazing photos! Beautiful work!

Posted by: micki at March 25, 2006 12:01 AM

WOW. another place to add to my must see list.

Posted by: rion at March 26, 2006 12:10 PM


Posted by: wen at March 27, 2006 12:19 AM

Peter: Yes, glaciers all over the place, for now.
Wen: Argentina!
Thanks everyone for the nice notes.

Posted by: David at March 29, 2006 9:36 PM

Wow! These photos are amazing! Just gorgeous!
Come on to Brazil and take many pictures! Would be great!

Posted by: Sonia at April 8, 2006 11:19 PM

I found your site googling around, I'm argentine myself and your pictures are stunning :) great blog

Posted by: Alec de blanc at February 28, 2007 11:20 AM
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