Perito Moreno Waterfalls – Friday’s Weekly Travel Photo

Posted on / by Alex Berger

Hiking Perito Moreno Glacier - Patagonia, Argentina

I love hiking near water.  I’m not sure if that love stems from early childhood when I was imprinted with wonderful memories while hiking along snow-melt fed streams in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, or results from having spent the majority of my life in the dry, dust-filled deserts of South-Central Arizona.  Regardless, the opportunity to hike next to/through/along/over rivers and waterfalls is always high on my priority list.  Thus, the chance to hike along and then out onto the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, Argentina was extremely appealing.  I signed up, geared up, and was off on a full-day hike.  What I didn’t expect, however, was to have the chance to hike along the base of a series of steep cliff faces decorated by rich, blooming vegetation and roaring waterfalls.  After all, when I think of Glaciers I think of snow and ice…not green vegetation and blooming flowers.  In the photo featured in today’s weekly travel photograph the glacier is immediately behind me.  The waterfall pictured flowed down across the path, before cascading over a swath of black rocks and then diving into a channel carved beneath the base of the glacier.

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Alex Berger

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


  • TaxiDriver_RB
    July 20, 2012

    gorgeous pic!!! waterfalls are my favourite… I just posted your article on Travel News Ihope u don’t mind… 🙂

  • Joy (My Turkish Joys)
    July 21, 2012

    Love the roaring waterfall! Great shot, Alex!

    After living surrounded by farmland and a few rivers in the Midwest, I’d much rather be living by the Bosphorus like I currently am, the Hudson River or another large body of water. It’s simply soothing and relaxing to live near water.

    • Alex Berger
      July 27, 2012

      Agreed. After all the time I’ve spent in Arizona I definitely feel a powerful draw to water!

  • Janella
    July 25, 2012

    Nice! That looks like an awesome spot to take a shower!

  • crazy sexy fun traveler
    August 12, 2012

    I never hiked in there. But still Perito Moreno is one of my favorite places in Argentina 🙂


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