glaciers national park

Perito Moreno Glacier


The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Glaciers National Park (Parque Nacional Los Glaciares) in the south west of Santa Cruz province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentina Patagonia. This ice field is the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water. The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of only three Patagonian glaciers that is growing. Scientist have no idea why. The terminus of the Perito Moreno Glacier is 5 kilometres (3 mi) wide, with an average height of 74 m (240 ft) above the surface of the water of Lake Argentino, in Argentina. It has a total ice depth of 170 metres (558 ft). – Wikipedia