Photographer's Note

I have seen many beautiful photos of Perito Moreno. Most of them are in the dark cloudy and rainy day with dark crystal clear blue glacier. I should consider myself lucky to be here on a sunny day with lot of clouds and they were on the back and leaving the mountains clearly visible. The reflecting light from the glacier and snow was so strong, every time I took off my sunglasses to take pictures. It was so bright it nearly blinded me. Polarize filter helps greatly, but a few of my photos are still over exposed on the glacier and if not than the mountain is under exposed. The glacier looks more whitish like snow than the crystal clear dark blue ice I saw from other photos. However, it was a not so wet and cold no wind either. So, I am not complaining here. It is really odd to see flowers blooming so close to the glacier.

The stunning Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the most impressive in the world. Located in the Glaciares National Park, it is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. The glacier makes its slow, torturous advance down through the mountains before crashing into the icy waters of Lago Argentino - the biggest lake in Argentina. Over 30 kilometres in length and covering an area of 250 square kilometres, it is one of the few glaciers in the world that is not yet retreating. It is a magical experience to absorb the majesty of the place with the eerie silence occasionally broken by the shattering sound of the glacier face calving and crashing into the frigid waters. It is a rare opportunity to witness such awesome displays of nature.

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