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I have uploaded already several views of Patagonian glaciers, in particular Perito Moreno glacier. You can see in my gallery a scene of glacier calving, and presentations on the color of the glacier rivers (glacier milk) which are created in that process (HERE or HERE). You can watch people hiking the glacier. You can also see other POV to Perito Moreno, or have a look at another glacier, Glacier Grey in Chilean Patagonia.
In this capture you can see again the milky green color of the glacier lake (Lago Argentino). This photo was taken after Perito Moreno trekking. For more info on the trip please refer to notes for other photos in my travelogue Patagonia 2010.


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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