Perito Moreno Glacier: Argentina’s icy highlight

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The Perito Moreno Glacier, located in Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, is one of the country’s most spectacular tourist attractions. Formed 30,000 years ago, the ice field contains the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water

The Perito Moreno Glacier, located in Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, is one of the country’s most spectacular tourist attractions. Formed 30,000 years ago, the ice field contains the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water

© RIA Novosti . Alexei SolovskyThe “tongue” of Perito Moreno Glacier descends from the Andes and, despite global warming, does not even melt during the hot Argentinean summers
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The “tongue” of Perito Moreno Glacier descends from the Andes and, despite global warming, does not even melt during the hot Argentinean summers
© RIA Novosti . Alexei SolovskyThe glacier, located in Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park, is one of the major tourist attractions in Argentina’s Patagonia
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The glacier, located in Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park, is one of the major tourist attractions in Argentina’s Patagonia
© RIA Novosti . Alexei SolovskyA boat carrying tourists to the glacier, which descends into Argentino Lake
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A boat carrying tourists to the glacier, which descends into Argentino Lake
© RIA Novosti . Alexei SolovskyTourists walking along a pathway located a few hundred meters from an ice formation
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Tourists walking along a pathway located a few hundred meters from an ice formation
© RIA Novosti . Alexei SolovskyWith an area of over 250 square kilometers, the Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, which is located in the Andes on the Argentina-Chile border
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With an area of over 250 square kilometers, the Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, which is located in the Andes on the Argentina-Chile border
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Solovsky The Perito Moreno Glacier was formed 30,000 years ago
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The Perito Moreno Glacier was formed 30,000 years ago
© RIA Novosti . Alexei SolovskyThe ice field contains the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water
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The ice field contains the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water
© RIA Novosti . Alexei SolovskyThe ice field was named after Francisco Moreno, who was the first to explore this region in the 19th century
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The ice field was named after Francisco Moreno, who was the first to explore this region in the 19th century
© RIA Novosti . Alexei SolovskyAs the glacier takes up more of the lake’s area, the water level rises to where its ice wall can no longer hold it
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As the glacier takes up more of the lake’s area, the water level rises to where its ice wall can no longer hold it
© RIA Novosti . Alexei SolovskyThe stunning spectacle of Perito Moreno glacier collapsing can last from several hours to several days. In 1981, UNESCO included National Park Los Glaciares on its World Heritage List
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The stunning spectacle of Perito Moreno glacier collapsing can last from several hours to several days. In 1981, UNESCO included National Park Los Glaciares on its World Heritage List
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