"a summer sun it blows my mind
it's fallin' down on all that i've ever known
time to kiss the world goodbye
falling down on all that i've ever known
is all that i've ever known"
Image captured during a boat trip on Argentino Lake. This is a part of the ca. 100 m high Wall of Spegazzini Glacier.
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares (Spanish: The Glaciers) is a national park in the Santa Cruz Province, in Argentine Patagonia. It comprises an area of 4459 km².In 1981 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The national park, created in 1937, is the second largest in Argentina. Its name refers to the giant ice cap in the Andes range that feeds 47 large glaciers, of which only 13 flow towards the Atlantic Ocean. The ice cap is the largest outside of Antarctica and Greenland. In other parts of the world, glaciers start at a height of at least 2,500 meters above mean sea level, but due to the size of the ice cap, these glaciers begin at only 1,500m, sliding down to 200m AMSL, eroding the surface of the mountains that support them.
Los Glaciares, of which 30% is covered by ice, can be divided in two parts, each corresponding with one of the two elongated big lakes partially contained by the Park. Lake Argentino, 1,466 km² and the largest in Argentina, is in the south, while Lake Viedma, 1,100 km², is in the north. Both lakes feed the Santa Cruz River that flows down to Puerto Santa Cruz on the Atlantic. Between the two halves is a non-touristic zone without lakes called Zona Centro.
The northern half consists of part of Viedma Lake, the Viedma Glacier and a few minor glaciers, and a number of mountains very popular among fans of climbing and trekking, including Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.
The southern part has, as well as a number of smaller ones, the major glaciers which flow into Lake Argentino: Perito Moreno Glacier, Upsala Glacier, and Spegazzini Glacier. Typical excursion boats travel between icebergs to visit Bahía Onelli, and the otherwise inaccessible Spegazzini and Upsala. The Perito Moreno is reachable by land.
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schumanng (0) 2012-01-10 8:16
I know there's no photo which can show this event, however the moment you captured is exhaustive enough, ice seems moving even if a photo.
ourania (32169) 2012-01-10 8:50
Congratulations for being at the right place at the right time and managing to capture this image. This picture shows readiness and steady hands. I can imagine the noise at that moment! The colours are very nice too. Well done!
All the best,
mauro61 (52623) 2012-01-10 11:37
ottimo tempismo e grande fortuna nel cogliere il momento del distacco di questa lastra di ghiaccio.
Bello l'effetto cromatico del ghiacciaio,
Gigidusud (16299) 2012-01-10 13:43
Fantastic shot!I like the ice movement and color.
Thanks for sharing.
emka (79992) 2012-01-10 23:51
So you went to see glaciers in Argentina! Amazing place, isn't it. I suppose you went for the trip with a catamaran to see all glaciers. I remember the impression when we approached spegazzini and we heard from the loud speaker Va', pensiero, sull'ali dorate
Va', ti posa sui clivi, sui coll,
it was unforgettable experience. Thanks for remembering ne it. And you succeeded with the calving, compliments!
have a nice day
ifege (10225) 2012-01-11 13:08
Great timing Silvio. A dramatic shot with a great capture of the blue of the ice as well.
sacimar (25975) 2012-01-14 4:50
this must be an impressive place, you captured a good moment here with the ice falling down, well seen,
Silvio1953 (123643) 2012-01-15 11:55
Ciao Silvio, impressionante, sembra proprio di star li e di vederlo cadere, gran tempismo nello scattarte e magnifica luce, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
baclama (18111) 2012-01-16 7:55
le bruit doit etre terrifiant....
de tres belles couleurs pour ce moment exceptionnel
paololg (31448) 2012-01-23 14:22
Fantastica immagine, caro Jeppo, sembra uno di quei ghiaccioli all'anice che tanto mi piacevano quando ero piccolo. Adesso sono introvabili (quelli all'anice) :-)
Hai scelto un tempo di esposizione corretto per fermare la caduta del ghiaccio nel momento più decisivo e suggestivo, ottenendo una interessante e rara immagine. Bravissimo!
Ciao, buon martedì!
Charo (51210) 2012-01-25 14:54
E 'impressionante vedere come i ghiacciai sono al collasso e di essere lì al momento giusto per catturare con la fotocamera.
Bellissimi colori e la dinamica eccellente.
Un caro saluto,
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-01-26 7:08
Breathtaking as it is! I've always dreamed of getting here. Love the dynamism of the image, the actions, the falling ice, its splash and the moment is perfectly captured. Fantastic colors! Great capture and focus on this scene!
all the best,
COSTANTINO (56271) 2012-03-12 13:33
fantastic capture,amazing composition
you did your best with a first class
quality shot,breathtaking shot