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Perito Moreno Glacier. Planet Earth

Perito Moreno Glacier. Planet Earth


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In the region of Patagonia, in Argentina, is the Perito Moreno glacier. It is an immense mass of ice located in the province of Santa Cruz. Because of its spectacular, and easy accessibility, it is one of the most visited places on Earth. It is considered as "the Eighth Wonder of the World".

The Perito Moreno is the most impressive and well-known specimen of the Los Glaciares National Park, which faces the Magallanes Peninsula. The total area of ​​the park, 17,000 kilometers long, has resulted in the Patagonian Continental Ice, one of the largest reserves of drinking water on the planet. Most of the Earth's fresh water is found in Antarctica and Greenland, almost 90 percent, followed by this Argentine region.

As you can see in the image, the Perito Moreno glacier is immense. The front of advance covers five kilometers wide, the ice has a depth of 170 meters, and stands out above Lake Argentino 75 meters. The Perito Moreno is a unique show in the world. It gradually breaks down every three to four years, attracting thousands of people from all over the world to see it.

The virgin natural environment of Perito Moreno is a haven of peace and pure air. The silence is only broken by the movement of the glacier, every time a large block of ice comes off. These ice masses fall on the Channel of the Icebergs, producing a shocking but attractive roar.

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