Los Glaciares National Park is located in the Southwest of Santa Cruz Province in the Argentine part of Patagonia. Comprised of a National Park and a National Reserve it has a total surface area of 600,000 hectares. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981. Many of these glaciers are fed by the massive South Patagonian Ice Field and constitutes a massive freshwater reservoir. The most striking sight is the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, which feeds into the huge mountain Lake Argentino. The vast front of the slowly and constantly moving glacier, up to 60 metres high, regularly calves bluish icebergs into the waters of Lake Argentino, an audiovisual spectacle attracting visitors from all over the world. According to the Los Glaciares National Park, the Perito Moreno glacier is stable – unlike many other glaciers in the world.
Photo Clare/Melanie Kapp
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