Earth Science Photo Of The Day..!! 09-1-2012

Perito Moreno Glacier

PhotographerHector Fabian Garrido 
Summary AuthorHector Fabian GarridoJim Foster

The photo above shows the sculptured blue ice of Perito Moreno Glacier in the southern Andes Mountains, nearSanta Cruz, Argentina. This scenic glacier is the main attraction of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. It's but one of nearly 50 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonia Ice Field. Although glacier recession has been noteworthy in southern Patagonia during the past three decades, Perito Moreno has actually been growing -- ice formation in the high mountains is somewhat greater than ablation at lower elevations and calving into Lago Argentino


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