Behold the mighty Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina!
Traveling in “the south of the world”, in both the Chilean and Argentinian sides of Patagonia, one comes across a tremendous amount of natural beauty. We even joked that we could just drive around and have our cameras clicking randomly through the car window, and chances are we’d end up with great photos anyway. Nature down there is that spectacular!
Amidst days of lush greenery, pampas, waterfalls, ice fields, water fronts, lakes and everything else Patagonia is well known for, Perito Moreno still managed to make us go WOW! This glacier is just one of the many in the region, but it’s rare that you get to be this close to something so wild. The ice goes on for more than 30Km in between the mountains, while covering about 250 km2. Right in front of us, the wall of ice goes as high as 600 meters. One wonders if John Snow would finally be intimidated!..
To give you an idea of how HUGE Perito Moreno is, note the boat in the image below – and keep in mind that this is a big ship with about 100 tourists inside:
Definitely worth the trip down to Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier is not the type of thing you get to see everyday!