This is a photo of the Perito Moreno glacier located on Lake Argentina, in between the borders of Argentina and Chile. Although it is difficult to represent the enormity of the glacier in this photo-- it is about 19 miles in length and covers 97 sq miles during the winter season. The Perito Moreno glacier provides a beautiful photo op, but also an opportunity to talk about environmental issues surrounding the very existence of the glacier. This is one of the few glaciers in Argentina and in the world that is still growing but it is difficult to say whether or not this trend will continue. Even though I was there in December, many flowers, including this species in the foreground were in bloom, as Argentina lies below the equator. Truly a wonderful sight to see, unlike anything I had seen before.
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