Ice calving from the terminus of the Perito Moreno Glacier

 

Ice calving from the terminus of the Perito Moreno Glacier

The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of only three Patagonian glaciers that is growing. The terminus of the Perito Moreno Glacier is 5 kilometres (3 mi) wide, with an average height of 74 m (240 ft) above the surface of the water of Lake Argentino, in Argentina. It has a total ice depth of 170 metres (558 ft).
The 250 km2 (97 sq mi) ice formation, and 30 km (19 mi) in length, is one of the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water.
Los Glaciares National Park, Santa Cruz province, Patagonia, Argentina.

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