Perhaps one of the most spectacular marvels of Mother Nature I’ve ever witnessed is the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, Argentina. Spanning an area of 250 square kilometers/97 square miles and 30 km/19 miles in length, the sheer magnitude of this massive piece of layered ice is incomprehensible.
Ice trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier was one of my highlights to a trip to Southern Patagonia in 2009. Take a peak for yourself and see the immense beauty and power of Argentina’s premier glacier.
“The question is not what you look at, but what you see”. – Henry David Thoreau
This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers. To view more entries click here.
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Stunning photos Nicole, as always!
Astonishing sight here! I love this place, gotta visit.
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as always, your post is beautiful and perfect for this challenge, and i look forward to reading more very soon!
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As an American I love this country, but sometimes we need to excape our borders and look arournd. JG
Yes so true! I love the US but love to get out of it as much as possible as the world is a big big place with so many places to see!
I only wish I could have seen this in person. Fantasic PICS … John
Thanks! Yes the glacier is amazing. I hope it doesn’t all disappear….
A stunning spectacle. We regretted having missed our flight to El Calafate due to ash clouds that closed Buenos Aires airport for just those two days!
I was there too Nicole — we actually witnessed Perito breaking up! My husband caught some phenomenal photos of the calving — the booming noise was just amazing.
I definitely need to add this to my list of places to visit. Beautiful.
Yes Chile and Argentina, especially in Patagonia, are the most beautiful places I’ve been except Nepal is up there too. Such surreal landscape!
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Thinking about going here next year…would be quite a sight.
Thanks! You should definitely go as you would love Argentina!
Very nice work!
Fantastic shots Nicole, as always. I agree: glaciers are quite thrilling manifestations of the force of nature and, especially from a distance, quite beautiful as you’ve shown in your last shot. I’ll never forget the thrill I had walking on the Rhone glacier, and then into it, in a tunnel they (still?) drilled into the ice – standing there, with the light bringing the ice to life was tingling.
PS Keep up the good work. 🙂
Magnificent layers. Your photos are so incredible. I just got a new camera and my only hope is that I can be half the photographer that you are. What an eye you have.
Gorgeous, Nicole! Now that we’re living in South America, we are talking more about a trip to Patagonia. Incredible beauty! Hope you are doing well, my friend. Praying for your family!
Hugs from Ecuador,
Amazing! Stunning photo!
wow amazing , but it cool ~~~
Breathtaking, thank you!
We just watched the film ‘Chasing Ice’ by James Balog last night. It was both fascinating and scary to see how quickly these stunning glaciers are retreating.
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Fabulous–I wonder if if still looks like your images.
Wow, that’s impressive! Thanks for sharing it and taking me away for a bit.
I agree, it’s a fantastic natural marvel!! We also did a boat ride all around the glacier which was fantastic. Excellent choice for the challenge!
Spectacular layers. I hope many others have the chance to see scenes like this before the ice fields and glaciers lose the battle to climate change.
Me too! 🙂
Wow! The ice/glacier looks so cool!
Thanks! It is gorgeous there!
Such a beautiful place. I spent some time in Patagonia a few years ago, and that was one of my favourite parts. I could have spent hours there just STARING at it, but alas I was on a coach trip and got hurried away after just 2hrs.
Yes indeed. Patagonia is breathtaking.
wow! very beautiful & astonishing! Hope I can get to travel there one day!
Thank you! It is surely a beautiful place!