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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mrchad9

mrchad9 - Dec 12, 2011 10:58 am - Voted 10/10

Spectacular...

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

Great shot!

PAROFES

PAROFES - Dec 12, 2011 12:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Spectacular...

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!

EricChu

EricChu - Dec 12, 2011 11:23 am - Voted 10/10

Superb photo!

That glacier is so enormous and yet so compact and yet full of shapes at the same time!

PAROFES

PAROFES - Dec 12, 2011 12:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Superb photo!

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!
:)

Noondueler

Noondueler - Dec 13, 2011 12:49 am - Voted 10/10

Looks like human travel

through this right side of the glacier would be rather fruitless.

PAROFES

PAROFES - Dec 13, 2011 7:40 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks like human travel

You should go sometime...than it d be Noon travel! hehehe

samira - Dec 13, 2011 12:56 am - Hasn't voted

hi

it is very beautiful

PAROFES

PAROFES - Dec 13, 2011 7:41 am - Hasn't voted

Re: hi

Thank you Samira!

burtch07

burtch07 - Dec 13, 2011 10:41 am - Voted 8/10

Glacier

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.

PAROFES

PAROFES - Dec 13, 2011 3:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Glacier

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

EricChu

EricChu - Dec 13, 2011 4:06 pm - Voted 10/10

Congratulations!

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

PAROFES

PAROFES - Dec 14, 2011 5:03 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Congratulations!

Thanks again Eric!
That really was a great photo hehe
And there is more to come!
Cheers

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Dec 13, 2011 9:59 pm - Voted 10/10

Great!

Really a **cool** image.

PAROFES

PAROFES - Dec 14, 2011 5:03 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!

Thank you Arthur!
Cheers
Paulo

WebTraveler - Dec 13, 2011 11:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Beautiful!

That says it all!

PAROFES

PAROFES - Dec 14, 2011 5:04 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful!

Indeed, you said it all yourself!
But the place really makes the photo itself hehe
Cheers
Paulo

EricChu

EricChu - Dec 19, 2011 6:35 pm - Voted 10/10

POTW!

Again congrats, Paulo!

PAROFES

PAROFES - Dec 22, 2011 1:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: POTW!

My third one hehehe
Thanks Eric!
Happy holidays
Paulo

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