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Bridge lost in the fog
A vertical ice sculpture
A man reading the newspaper in Tuilieries Gardens
The Beautiful Miter Basin in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
Fletch and the face
Ice sculpture on a rock
A crowded riverbank
Stone Pinnacle in the Mohawk Mountains
Hamrahóll Aurora
lil bo peep
Couple walking the bank of La Seine
Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagônia, Argentina
Mid Afternoon Frolic
Plant in a frozen droplet
Two Hoodoo formations along the ridge of Lake Powell
Goldengate bridge calling
Sunset in the dunes
Jungle babblers fighting in twilight
Middle of hunting   
The Other Side
survival of the fittest
Beautiful Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park
The Zodiac Umbrella
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagônia, Argentina

This glacier is located in Los Glaciares National Park, created in 1937 and recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1981 by UNESCO. It is 60 m high and 5 km wide, with an area of 250 km². It was formed during the last Glacial Age by snow compaction, and it is constantly changing its shape and position, like a huge ice river which comes down from the mountains’ cliffs. Glaciers like this have a central role in shaping the landscape of Patagônia, since they carry big rock blocks which erode the terrain where they pass through. Sometimes, the massive ice wall touches Lake Argentino’s margins, right in front of it, and make the waters of the lake rise up to 30 m. The water pressure creates a hole in the ice, which colapses and give the lucky viewers an incredible show.

TAGS: Argentina, Glacier, Ice, Patagonia

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2017
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 22, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 29mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO125
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