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I am going to upload at least several more pics from Southern America.
This here is a more typical view of Perito Moreno Glacier. You cannot access this POV just by entering the National Park but you have to take a trekking tour. Only then the company which organizes the tours will take you across the lake to this shore. It is the southernmost fragment of Perito Moreno terminus.
After the glacier trekking, there was some extra time to relax and have a picnic. For many people this was more than enough time. For me this was of course much too short. I felt again like a rabbit on the field with lettuce.
The photo was taken handheld with an ND grad filter.
I see now that I should have moved the filter a bit lower down to avoid the burned sky :-(
In spite of this imperfection, I like this photo for the rough rocky foreground.
I was tempted to make a pseudo HDR here but I decided to keep it very natural.

Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentine Patagonia. The 250 km2 ice formation, and 30 km in length, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile. This icefield is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water. The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of only three Patagonian glaciers that is growing. The reason remains debated by glaciologists. The terminus of the Perito Moreno Glacier is 5 km wide, with an average height of 74 m above the surface of the water of Lake Argentino, in Argentina. It has a total ice depth of 170 m.

Francisco Pascacio Moreno (1852–1919) was a prominent explorer and academic in Argentina, where he is usually referred to as Perito Moreno (perito means "specialist, expert"). Perito Moreno has been credited as one of the most influential figures in the Argentine incorporation of large parts of Patagonia.

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