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Perito Moreno Glacier
And its high walls of blue ice 50 to 70 meters tall.
Part of world's 3rd biggest fresh water reserve.
257 square km
30km long
5km wide (at the front) and in general 4km wide
50 to 70 m high above the water, and another 110m below water.

Man that is a big chunk of ice!

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mrchad9Spectacular...

mrchad9

Voted 10/10

I hope to see something like this sometime. Was the ice braking off?

Great shot!
Posted Dec 12, 2011 10:58 am

PAROFESRe: Spectacular...

PAROFES

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As a matter of fact, it is. Constantly. Notice at the photo some waves going around at the bottom...
Just a few seconds before, lke 20 or so, a piece as big as a car fell into the water...
The noise was so loud I think people could listen to it from miles away!
Posted Dec 12, 2011 12:16 pm

EricChuSuperb photo!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

That glacier is so enormous and yet so compact and yet full of shapes at the same time!
Posted Dec 12, 2011 11:23 am

PAROFESRe: Superb photo!

PAROFES

Hasn't voted

Easy to explain Eric.
At the left part (from this point of view) the glaciar moves kinda slowly, so it doesn't have so many sharp points or crevasses.
But on the right side (this photo), its velocity reaches 300m in just one year, that is fantasticly fast for glacier movement, so it cracks a lot, and it makes these amazing shapes we can see...crazy stuff!
:)
Posted Dec 12, 2011 12:20 pm

NoonduelerLooks like human travel

Noondueler

Voted 10/10

through this right side of the glacier would be rather fruitless.
Posted Dec 13, 2011 12:49 am

PAROFESRe: Looks like human travel

PAROFES

Hasn't voted

You should go sometime...than it d be Noon travel! hehehe
Posted Dec 13, 2011 7:40 am

samirahi

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it is very beautiful
Posted Dec 13, 2011 12:56 am

PAROFESRe: hi

PAROFES

Hasn't voted

Thank you Samira!
Posted Dec 13, 2011 7:41 am

burtch07Glacier

burtch07

Voted 8/10

Where is this?? I just watched an episode of I shouldnt be alive and saw a similar glacier in the episode that took place in Alaska.
Posted Dec 13, 2011 10:41 am

PAROFESRe: Glacier

PAROFES

Hasn't voted

Take a look at teh page I did for it: http://www.summitpost.org/perito-moreno-glacier/765238
More images and more info!
Cheers
Paulo
Posted Dec 13, 2011 3:52 pm

EricChuCongratulations!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

That's brilliant - it made Photo of the Day! I was hoping for something like that - this one - and many of the others too! - REALLY deserves it!
Cheers,
Eric
Posted Dec 13, 2011 4:06 pm

PAROFESRe: Congratulations!

PAROFES

Hasn't voted

Thanks again Eric!
That really was a great photo hehe
And there is more to come!
Cheers
Posted Dec 14, 2011 5:03 am

Arthur DigbeeGreat!

Arthur Digbee

Voted 10/10

Really a **cool** image.
Posted Dec 13, 2011 9:59 pm

PAROFESRe: Great!

PAROFES

Hasn't voted

Thank you Arthur!
Cheers
Paulo
Posted Dec 14, 2011 5:03 am

WebTravelerBeautiful!

Voted 10/10

That says it all!
Posted Dec 13, 2011 11:05 pm

PAROFESRe: Beautiful!

PAROFES

Hasn't voted

Indeed, you said it all yourself!
But the place really makes the photo itself hehe
Cheers
Paulo
Posted Dec 14, 2011 5:04 am

EricChuPOTW!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

Again congrats, Paulo!
Posted Dec 19, 2011 6:35 pm

PAROFESRe: POTW!

PAROFES

Hasn't voted

My third one hehehe
Thanks Eric!
Happy holidays
Paulo
Posted Dec 22, 2011 1:50 pm

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PAROFESSubmitted by PAROFES
on Dec 12, 2011 6:08 am

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Object Title: Perito Moreno Glacier

Image Type(s): Ice Climbing, Informational, Scenery, Panorama