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Glacial Summers – Weekly Travel Photo

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Posted on / by Alex Berger

Perito Moreno Glacier - Patagonia, Argentina

To this day I experience a strong longing to return to Argentina. It is, perhaps, one of the most over-looked destinations on earth when one considers the natural majesty, rich foods, and incredible experiences it provides. While many talk about and dream of a trip to New Zealand (I know I did) the central and southern parts of Argentina rest at the same latitude (if not further south) and are home to the equally impressive Southern Andes.

One of my favorite places in south-central Argentina is the Patagonia region and more specifically the Perito Moreno glacier. Situated in the midst of some of the most exotic barren desert you’ll find anywhere in the world, a 15 minute drive delivers you to incredible waterfalls, stunning glaciers, and mossy green forest.  The easiest point of access is by way of El Calafate: a rugged windswept town perched on the side of  a large glacially fed lake.  Added quirk? The town has seasonal flamingos that add even more rich color to the landscape.

Make sure to head over to flickr to see the rest of the album.

Would you like to see previous Weekly Photos? View past travel pictures here. This photo was taken on a Canon G11, I now shoot on a Canon T3i (600D) Camera.

Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.

5 Comments

  • Debra
    July 31, 2013

    Breathtaking. The ice mountain/glacier is truly stunning. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  • Vinod Sharma
    August 10, 2013

    Alex any serious trekker knows of the beauty of Patagonia. You are very lucky to have been. Did you get to Torres del Paine. That and the Perito Moreno glacier , along with many other trails are on the bucket list. Too many desires but not enough funds or time .

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    • Alex Berger
      August 15, 2013

      Agreed! It was an amazing experience. Unfortunately I didn’t make it to Torres del Paine. It was part of the initial plan, but I just didn’t have time and the buses into Chile/visa issues meant that it wasn’t doable. Luckily I was able to do both El Chalten and Peritor Moreno. A must see for sure.

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